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    how do you crack linux passwords

    ps. this is just on my computer and i am not going to hack any other because jail is not fun.

    any ways i wanted to crack my password on a slackware machine, i already tried jack the ripper, and probably will try Crack. but are there other ways to crack linux passwords.
    btw i have physical access to the machine.

    thanks

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    I'm not sure but I bet there are. I'm sure that if you pop a copy of knoppix-std in there, it will have some tools to retrieve a password or something. Maybe someone else knows what the tools that can do this are, but I definitely recommend you download and burn knoppix-std(std=security tools distribution). I would say good luck, but if you are able to crack your password that means your machine is insecure, so I'm going to say bad luck.

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    i created 2 users with easy passwords one was user lfs with password of lfs the other was john with password spot, i was able to crack both in a day. the other took longer but they could have been cracked if i gave them more time

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    Another method of cracking linux passwords (lets say if you have a remote SSH account or something) is by using a packet sniffer.

    Check out:
    1. Ettercap
    2. TCPDump
    3. Ethereal

    Understanding concepts from these three applications will help alot, not only with password cracking, but with network and internet connectivity also. Have fun.
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    Originally posted here by qod
    i created 2 users with easy passwords one was user lfs with password of lfs the other was john with password spot, i was able to crack both in a day. the other took longer but they could have been cracked if i gave them more time
    John is currently the best password cracker for Unix. Crack used to be, but it doesn't support MD5 or Blowfish,
    only DES.
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    Yes as said ethereal is definetely a good tool to use for fun/research/learning etc..And john is definitely the most powerful cracker as spurious said, it supports more algorithms than crack..
    Also, what type of processor are you running ? That could be a reason why john doesn't chew through passwords as fast as you would like it to
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    Hey I have a question about john. I have heard that a typical p4 can shoot through several thousand passwords a minute. I am fixing to get and athlon 64 laptop i would just like to see for shits if it would be any faster. Do any of you know anyway to optimize the code for 64 bit?
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    Simply compiling it from source should take care of most of that for you.

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    may beuse the crack jack the one use in *nix password it is a dos application maybe it will will amm not sure of it ..okay try google for other info...

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    as sorry it its cracker jack try to visit this link
    http://www.netrom.com/~cassidy/crack.htm some for some info..

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