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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a tool that allows hackers to get passwords that are typical or easy to guess.>
|First detected on:||May 3, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 3, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
JohnTheRipper is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
JohnTheRipper allows hackers to get passwords that are typical or easy to guess in Unix and Windows computers. Together with other hacking tools, JohnTheRipper.A can launch a distributed attack in order to steal passwords.
JohnTheRipper does not pose a risk by itself.
JohnTheRipper is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.