publication . Thesis . 2009

Distributed password cracking

Crumpacker, John R.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Password cracking requires significant processing power, which in today's world is located at a workstation or home in the form of a desktop computer. Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is the conduit to this significant source of processing power and John the Ripper is the key. BOINC is a distributed data processing system that incorporates client-server relationships to generically process data. The BOINC structure supports any system that requires large amounts of data to be processed without changing significant portions of the structure. John the Ripper is a password cracking program that takes a password file and attempts to determi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computers, Access control, Passwords, Computer security, Data encryption (Computer science)
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