John the ripper released

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt(3) password hash types most commonly found on various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 LM hashes, plus several more with contributed patches.

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Changes :

  • "make check" has been implemented (for Unix-like systems only).
  • The "—test" option will now take an optional argument - the duration of each
    benchmark in seconds.
  • Section .note.GNU-stack has been added to all assembly files to avoid the
    stack area unnecessarily being made executable on Linux systems that use this mechanism.
  • Some very minor bugs that did not affect normal operation have been fixed.
  • Some unimportant compiler warnings have been fixed, a source code comment has been made more verbose and more complete.

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