Passwords on ODF files

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Aug 11 08:45:31 UTC 2007


On Saturday 11 August 2007, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>Larry Hartman wrote:
>> Is there any software out there capable of cracking passwords?
>
>Yes (one for ODT is
>http://pcwin.com/Utilities/OpenOffice_Writer_Password_Recovery/index.htm).
> They're fairly trivial to create.  Remember, these programs typically
>aren't taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the encryption.  They're
>just going through random (perhaps first trying dictionary words and/or
>prefixes if they're smart) password after password until they find the
>right one.
>
>> I don't plan on using this stuff, just trying to learn up on a security
>> issue.
>>
>> I notice in your math that 36 is the base number, why so?
>
>I was assuming the user chooses from 26 letters + 10 digits in order to
>get a "complex" password.
>
>Matt Flaschen

I was curious to see what john might say about the difficulty represented by 
my own root passwd, but the help is a bit cryptic and I can't seem to get 
John interested in even trying that crack.  What would the command line look 
like?

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