Re: What is this? "john" under cron.d??? Debian Squeeze
On Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 18:55:07 -0800, Jamie M wrote:
> Just noticed an unfamiliar file in my Debian Squeeze: is called
> "john" found in cron.d.
> Does anyone know if this is a security risk, when all of a sudden I
> notice this file?
> Thank you and anything anyone can add is appreciated.
zobel@kvasir:~% apt-cache show john
Maintainer: Ruben Molina <email@example.com>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), john-data (= 1.7.8-1)
Description-en: active password cracking tool
John the Ripper is a tool designed to help systems administrators to
find weak (easy to guess or crack through brute force) passwords, and
even automatically mail users warning them about it, if it is desired.
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
Tag: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, role::program,
scope::utility, security::authentication, use::checking
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