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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
AuthorAbe Miessler
Latest release1.0 []

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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

Author and Maintainers

PassGen is under development by Abe Miessler.


Supported operating systems

PassGen is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use PassGen.

  • pyperclip
  • requests

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a password security tool.