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Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 03:18:31 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: wordlist generator

On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 12:17:57PM -0300, Danett song wrote:
>   I'm not sure if it's exactily what you need but a brazilian member from  a famous brazilian hacker group published sometime ago a very complete  password generator tool, if you want take a look...

I am puzzled why people are making those "wordlist generators".  Can't
they read the documentation for JtR to learn of the --stdout option?
Can't they write trivial Perl scripts or use JtR external mode to
generate all sorts of candidate passwords that are not based on mangling
words from a wordlist (e.g., all possible birth dates)?

This FTS-WS-DicTool.c is an order of magnitude larger than an equivalent
set of Perl scripts would be for the few things that can't be achieved
with JtR's cracking modes and --stdout.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: 5B341F15  fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E  FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 - bringing security into open computing environments

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