Linked by HAL2001 on Wed 15th Dec 2010 23:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption L0phtCrack is one of the most used tools by security professionals worldwide. After years of inactivity, version 6 was released in 2009 and development hasn't halted since. In a new video, L0phtCrack co-author Christien Rioux aka dildog talks about the upcoming version and introduces some of the new features.
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Comment by Kasi
by Kasi on Thu 16th Dec 2010 03:56 UTC
Kasi
Member since:
2008-07-12

I didn't get the point of it ten years ago when mudge was talking about it for @stake, and I still dont get it now.

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RE: Comment by Kasi
by draburn on Thu 16th Dec 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kasi"
draburn Member since:
2010-03-05

AFAIK, the "good guys" point is to break your users' weak passwords before an attacker does.

Obviously, these very same attackers will also be using the tool...

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RE[2]: Comment by Kasi
by sorpigal on Fri 17th Dec 2010 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kasi"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Better to have the tool the 'bad guys' use available to the 'good guys'. If this weren't published and advertised the bad guys would still have equivalent functionality, but most admins wouldn't.

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Rainbow tables
by lustyd on Fri 17th Dec 2010 16:39 UTC
lustyd
Member since:
2008-06-19

This seems a little pointless. Unless there is something I've missed L0phtCrack was abandoned because Rainbow Tables took over. Anyone who has the time to wait for a password to be cracked by brute force is probably not cracking your system. Similarly anyone relying on "strong" passwords to protect a system is probably not an admin of anything important and should strongly consider reading up on other forms of security like 2 factor authentication.

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Comment by Bounty
by Bounty on Fri 17th Dec 2010 17:49 UTC
Bounty
Member since:
2006-09-18

My problem here is that it's very expensive software that just replicates what free software can do. I don't see what all that money is getting me over say using Cain (because it's easy w/ gui?) I could maybe understand paying 20$ to get a supported piece of software, but not the extortion L0pht's charging.

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395$ and up?
by Soulbender on Sun 19th Dec 2010 08:41 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Seriously? Wow, talk about overrating the value of your own product.

Edited 2010-12-19 08:42 UTC

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