Password Cracking Using Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars

@article{Weir2009PasswordCU,
  title={Password Cracking Using Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars},
  author={Matt Weir and Sudhir Aggarwal and Breno de Medeiros and Bill Glodek},
  journal={2009 30th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy},
  year={2009},
  pages={391-405}
}
Choosing the most effective word-mangling rules to use when performing a dictionary-based password cracking attack can be a difficult task. In this paper we discuss a new method that generates password structures in highest probability order. We first automatically create a probabilistic context-free grammar based upon a training set of previously disclosed… CONTINUE READING

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