coding with C and linux

timer Asked: Sep 23rd, 2015

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Write a C program to crack a password in the Linux /etc/shadow file. Requirements
(C is the best bet because the mcrypt function is native to C) to implement a password cracker for Linux. required a rainbow table implementation. The program should take the shadow file and a user name as arguments and recover the specified user's password. The program quits with a warning if the user does not exist or does not have a password. On completion, the program should display a recovered password. If the password is not in the dictionary, the program should state “password not in dictionary” upon completion.
Deliverables:  code along with a readme.txt file that documents the program and explains step-­‐by-­‐step how to run it.

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