Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:44:54 +1000 From: Christian Heinrich <christian.heinrich@...h.id.au> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: When was John created? The earliest archive I can find is on the web mirror of John the Ripper hosted at http://web.archive.org/web/19981207071802/http://www.false.com/security/john/index.html dated 7 December 1998. On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 6:07 PM, Albert Veli <albert.veli@...il.com> wrote: > I used a unix tool called just "crack" previously and sometime around > 1997 (circa) I first heard about JtR and tried it out. It was much > faster so I started using it. I think it was Solar Designer who wrote it > back then so he should know when it was first released. > > On 2015-09-10 04:21, nyxgeek wrote: >> 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 openwall.com 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. >> >> Best, >> nyxgeek > -- Regards, Christian Heinrich http://cmlh.id.au/contact
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