FC: One attempt to crack the passwords on the TSA's MS Word docs

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jan 07 2003 - 09:34:24 PST

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    [Obviously I can't share the password with the list (unless the DOJ were to 
    change its mind and pledge in writing not to prosecute). But here's an 
    update on one person's efforts. --Declan]
    From: "SteelHead" <bill@ries-knight.net>
    To: "Declan@Well. Com" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Update on TSA Document password.
    Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 08:27:25 -0800
    Still running the cracker.. Looking impressive so far
    Recovering password for the file:
    Detected MS Word 2000/97 document
    Starting password recovery engine...
    Starting Dictionary attack with mutations...
    Dictionary file: dict.txt, 3 mutation(s), 0 mistype(s), length: [1 - 15]
    Symbol set: 0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    Testing password: SSENLUFREWOP
    Done: tested 541,809 passwords in 07sec
    Attack speed (passwords per second): 75,251
    Starting Xieve attack...
    Xieve table: <built-in>, level: 1%, length: [4 - 9]
    Symbol set: 0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    Testing password: bbaysiabug
    Done: tested 13,740,655,448 passwords in 1 day 11h 44m 33sec
    Attack speed (passwords per second): 7,873,760 effective, 106,786 real
    Starting Brute-force attack...
    Brute-force length: [1 - 7]
    Symbol set: 0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    Testing password: 4oafk12
    (Tested 12,414,815,642 passwords in 1 day 7h 56m 54sec)
    Passwords checked per second: 107,941 
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