Tool and Usage
PassGen is a tool to help with password dictionary attacks to guess a password. It does not perform the attack but creates the related database.
How it works
The user provides PassGen with combinations words and characters to create a list of common passwords. For example, it may use the word 'password' and combine it with numbers. It will append numbers, or replace some characters that are often replaced, like the letter 'e' with a 3.
Usage and audience
This tool is categorized as a password security tool.
PassGen is commonly used for password discovery, password strength testing, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- + The source code of this software is available
Author and Maintainers
PassGen is under development by Abe Miessler.
Support operating systems
PassGen is known to work on Linux.
Several dependencies are required to use PassGen.