Tool and Usage
- Programming language
- Abe Miessler
- Latest release
- Latest release date
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
PassGen is commonly used for password discovery, password strength testing, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
PassGen is known to work on Linux.
Several dependencies are required to use PassGen.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a password security tool.