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References:

  1. Bobby, Paul, "Password Cracking Using Focused Dictionaries", July 16, 2000, was originally found at SANS.org but a PDF as originally formatted is available at
    http://www.giac.org/paper/gsec/42/password-cracking-focused-dictionaries/100346

  2. Feldmeier, David C., Karn, Philip R. "UNIX Password Security Ten Years Later", 1990, can be downloaded as a PDF or PS from
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.49.7151

  3. John the Ripper: Password Cracker, home page,
    http://www.openwall.com/john/

  4. Klein, Daniel V., " "Foiling the cracker": A survey of, and Improvements to, Password Security", Feb 22, 1991, is available in PDF from
    http://www.klein.com/dvk/publications/passwd.pdf and locally as a PDF or PS.
    The actual dictionaries used by Daniel Klein are no longer available at
    ftp://ftp.cerias.purdue.edu/pub/dict/dictionaries/DanKlein/ but are available here.

  5. L0phtCrack, password auditing for windows NT, home page, seems to move around. I last found it at
    http://insecure.org/sploits/l0phtcrack.lanman.problems.html.
    LC5, the latest commercial version (late 2006) can be found at
    http://www.securityfocus.com/tools/1005.

  6. Muffet, Alec, Crack v5.0a, FAQ, I don't believe anyone is maintaining Crack anymore. This next appears obsolete.
    http://www.crypticide.com/users/alecm/security/c50-faq.html
    Alec Muffet's current home page appears to be
    http://dropsafe.crypticide.com/aboutalecm

  7. Thompson, Ken & Morris, Robert, "Password Security: A Case History", 1979, http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/arvind/cs422/doc/unix-sec.pdf

  8. Johnathan Graham, "Security as a Maintenance Process," 2005 Power Point presentaion is no longer available at its original location
    http://www.its.queensu.ca/oucc/oucc_%20presentations/Johnathan_Graham.ppt
    but is available in the Internet Archive at
    https://web.archive.org/web/http://www.its.queensu.ca/oucc/oucc_%20presentations/Jonathon_Graham.ppt
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