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May 14, 2024
We've just published the slides of Solar Designer's OffensiveCon 2024 keynote talk "Password cracking: past, present, future".

March 4, 2024
We've just published the slides of Solar Designer's talk "Linux kernel remote logging: approaches, challenges, implementation" from BSidesZagreb 2024.

February 28, 2024
LKRG 0.9.8 is out, adding a remote kernel message logging capability.

September 14, 2023
LKRG 0.9.7 is out, adding support for Linux 6.4 to 6.5.x and hopefully beyond, as well as for new RHEL 9.1 and 9.2 kernels.

June 25, 2023
passwdqc 2.0.3 is out, adding Cygwin support, pkg-config file, and assorted minor changes.
Also available is a corresponding update of passwdqc for Windows, adding password policy bypass for system-generated passwords for KRBTGT accounts.
Finally, the pre-generated leaked password filter files have been updated (quite a while ago) to include HIBP v8, encoding the 847+ million unique passwords (from billions of accounts) in a 3.3 GiB (3.5 GB) file.

June 21, 2023
We've just published the slides of Solar Designer's opening keynote talk at SSTIC and its revision at BSidesLjubljana, entitled "15+ years of oss-security".

March 2, 2023
John the Ripper in the cloud has been updated to use the latest JtR jumbo on freshly updated Amazon Linux 2 with a newer NVIDIA GPU driver. Many new AWS instance types are now supported.

December 14, 2022
LKRG 0.9.6 is out, adding support for Linux 6.1, RHEL 8.7, current CentOS Stream 9 (upcoming RHEL 9.2), along with a variety of other changes for portability, robustness, and extra security checks.

August 1, 2022
LKRG 0.9.5 is out, adding support for new longterm kernels 5.10.133+ and reworked support for OverlayFS (Docker).

July 22, 2022
LKRG 0.9.4 is out, featuring more consistent log messages suitable for both automated analysis and human consumption, as well as adding support for more longterm Linux kernels and for the OpenRC init system.

April 21, 2022
LKRG 0.9.3 is out, adding support for latest Linux kernels, latest CentOS Stream 8/9 and upcoming RHEL 8.6+, openSUSE Leap, and loading into older Xen PV guests.

December 29, 2021
LKRG 0.9.2 is out, adding support for new Linux kernels, and assorted bug fixes and enhancements.

April 27, 2021
LKRG 0.9.1 is out, addressing various issues reported against the 0.9.0 release.

April 12, 2021
LKRG 0.9.0 is out, with support for new Linux kernels, optionally building LKRG in kernel tree, Continuous Integration (boot tests in VMs, including with Ubuntu's daily updated mainline kernels), and much more.

April 4, 2021
passwdqc 2.0.2 is out, improving the formatting of auto-generated policy descriptions and adding the libpasswdqc(3) manual page.

March 10, 2021
Two minor updates:
passwdqc 2.0.1 offers improved auto-generated password/passphrase policy descriptions.
scanlogd 2.2.8 builds cleanly with recent glibc.

February 18, 2021
passwdqc 2.0.0 is out, adding support for external wordlist, denylist, and binary filter files (improved cuckoo filters).

January 11, 2021
After 10 years since the previous release, we've just released version 1.2 of tcb, implementation of our alternative password shadowing scheme. Changes include libxcrypt and recent glibc support, translated (non-English) messages support, and dropping of NIS/NIS+ support.

August 18, 2020
We've just republished the slides of LKRG in a nutshell, which we presented a few days ago at OSTconf.

We've started consolidating our Git repositories under the newly setup Openwall organization on GitHub.

August 10, 2020
We've just launched Openwall Password Recovery and Password Security Auditing Bundle in AWS Marketplace. Start your password recovery or audit in AWS cloud in minutes, complete it within our 5-day free trial or support our Open Source project afterwards.

July 8, 2020
LKRG 0.8.1 is an important bug fix release.

June 25, 2020
LKRG 0.8 is out, adding support for latest Linux kernels, 32-bit ARM (LKRG 0.7 already had 64-bit), Raspberry Pi 3 & 4, improving scalability, performance, and tradeoffs, adding the notion of profiles, new documentation, Phoronix Test Suite benchmarks, and much more.

December 25, 2019
passwdqc 1.4.0 is out, adding optional non-English messages and Linux-PAM audit support.

July 21, 2019
LKRG 0.7 is out, adding experimental support for ARM64 (AArch64) and grsecurity, support for Linux kernels 5.1 and 5.2 (and hopefully beyond), greater SMEP enforcement, and much more.

June 30, 2019
yescrypt KDF and password hashing scheme updated to 1.1.0 and included in Fedora and ALT Linux via libxcrypt.
yespower PoW scheme updated to 1.0.1.

May 14, 2019
John the Ripper 1.9.0-jumbo-1 is out.

April 12, 2019
John the Ripper 1.9.0 core is out. Stay tuned for the 1.9.0-jumbo-1 release and announcement, which will be "the real one".

February 19, 2019
LKRG 0.6 is out, adding experimental poor man's Control Flow Integrity support and much more.

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