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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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checkpwd Oracle password cracker now supports multi-core CPU's

I was chatting to Alex this evening and he let me know that his password cracker checkpwd for Oracle now supports multi-core CPU's and multi-CPu machines. This now makes checkpwd one of the fastest Oracle password crackers for a PC and fro dictionary mode. 0rm's orabf is still the king of brute force speed though - maybe because checkpwd doesnt support brute force - who knows, we need to see a brute force version of checkpwd to compare.

Alex has released a short paper of the results of his performance testing of Oracle password crackers. Its titled "Benchmark Oracle Password Cracker - V1.00"