Re: Linux Password Cracking
From: Chris Cox (ccox_nopenotthis_at_airmail.net)
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 17:16:37 -0500
Wolfgang Fischer wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 18:24:18 +0300, Timo Voipio wrote:
>>If there was a remote program to crack the box the box would be
> You can try to login via telnet/ssh again and again to check thousands of
> passwords. However, this will only work with __very__ insecure passwords.
On any default config even, this will be a painfully slow process.
However, if you have... let's say... 10-15 years.. you can probably
crack one 6 character password or two.
A reasonable secure config will start blocking by IP which could extend
the amount of time well into the 1,000's of years.