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Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 21:21:51 -0500
From: nyxgeek <>
To: "" <>
Subject: When was John created?

I've searched far and wide to determine the creation date of John the Ripper, but have so far been unsuccessful. 

The change logs on seem to only go back to 2002. I used Google's Ngram viewer to search and it seems likely that it was created in 1993 or so?

I did find a mention in a site dated from 1996 that says "John the Ripper is a relatively new UNIX password cracker..."

I figure that if anybody knows it would be someone on this list. 


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