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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 03:09:49 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Openwall wordlists collection


This is to announce the availability an extensive wordlists collection
that I've been working on for quite some time.

I've processed many hundreds of public domain wordlist files from
multiple sources and in a variety of file formats.  Most files were
rejected for being duplicates or for poor quality (e.g., a mix of
languages in a supposedly language-specific wordlist), but a few
hundred remained and went into the combined wordlists that you will
find in the collection.

The wordlists are intended primarily for use with password crackers
such as John the Ripper and with password recovery utilities.

The URL for the wordlists collection is:

There you will be able to order the full collection on CD (for $28.85
including US postage) or download a reduced version.

Included in the collection are wordlists for 20+ human languages and
lists of common passwords.  The included languages are: Afrikaans,
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Russian,
Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish.  There's also a list
of the common passwords and unique words for all the languages
combined in one file (over 40 MB for almost 4 million entries).

Included only on the CD and not available in the downloadable version
of the collection is a huge list of all the common passwords and words
from all the languages with word mangling rules applied (to form other
likely passwords, such as by adding capitalization or digits to words)
and any duplicates purged.  This wordlist is provided as a single
uncompressed text file usable directly off the CD.  Its size is almost
500 MB and it has over 40 million entries.

For all wordlists, the entries are sorted either alphabetically or for
more common to less common passwords/words/languages with alphabetical
order within each section (for about equally common passwords or
words, or for individual languages).  There're no duplicates.

Five good reasons to purchase the CD:

- You get more content: the huge mangled wordlist is only available on
the CD.

- Immediate access to all of the wordlists: they're uncompressed and
usable right off the CD.

- You save time, bandwidth, and hard drive space.

- You can sleep well knowing that you've done your part to support the
work on this collection.

- As a bonus, the CD has a complete mirror of,
including John the Ripper password cracker; this makes for a total of
over 600 MB of content.

Alexander Peslyak <>
GPG key ID: B35D3598  fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929  6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 - bringing security into open computing environments

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