Taking a Crack at Building a Better Password: John the Ripper
In this day and age, technology is implemented in every aspect of life. However, the benefits of new advances in technology come with costs, such as the pressing issue of cyber security. Both hackers and security experts employ a wide variety of tools to test systems in order to combat possible threats. John the Ripper, or John, is an open source password decryption software used for both beneficial and corrupt intentions. By being able to understand and apply John in education, students will be able to prevent hackers from taking advantage of the common citizen.