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John the Ripper Multithreaded Multicore How-To | Linux

John the Ripper Multithreaded Multicore How-To | Linux | John the Ripper must be compiled from source to enable multithreaded support as well to gain the added features of the jumbo patch. It’s not that hard and I’ll show you how! 1. Grab latest patched jumbo version that includes lots of goodies: $ wget http://openwall.com/john/g/john-1.7.9-jumbo-7.tar.bz2 2. Extract $ tar xvf john-1.7.9-jumbo-7.tar.bz2 3. Change to

Upgrade Red Hat / CentOS 5 Password Hashing

Upgrade Red Hat / CentOS 5 Password Hashing | By default, Red Hat / CentOS 5 uses the largely less desirable md5 algorithm for local account password hashing. Bah! Debian / Ubuntu : you are already using SHA-512 – yay! Be sure to mock your fellow Red Hat friends on this topic. (Note: the new Red Hat / CentOS 6 is now SHA-512 by

Set Password Expiration for Linux Accounts

Set Password Expiration for Linux Accounts | For security, it is good to enforce password expiration. Here’s how you do it in Linux. Edit the file /etc/login.defs: sudo nano /etc/login.defs Here you can specify options for password expiration: PASS_MAX_DAYS 90 PASS_MIN_DAYS 7 PASS_MIN_LEN 14 PASS_WARN_AGE 7 Max Days: maximum life of a password Min Days: prevent a second change again for X