DES_GEN Proof of Concept Released

DES_GEN was written as a POC for a specific application that shall remain nameless (cough, major firewall, cough). The belief at the company was that cracking DES requires custom hardware (See EFF's US$250,000 DES cracking machine), so the vendor refused to update to newer methods of password storage. DES_GEN is a single threaded x86 based slap in the face for that company (written in perl none the less). If that company is watching - yes, a dictionary file and some fairly weak mutations cracked your root password in 46 minutes. Available now in the SX Labs.