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JohntheRipper

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:39:38 AM
Type:
Other
Version:
1.6
Publisher:
Solar Designer
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
john.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Behavior



JohntheRipper is an open source project that is a password-cracking tool. Its primary purpose is to detect and decrypt weak Unix and NT passwords.

Note: Definitions dated prior to May 17, 2006 may detect this risk as Hacktool.JohntheRipper.

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as JohntheRipper.

Transmission


John the Ripper must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 21, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 24, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 6, 2014 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 29, 2004
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