What: A password cracking contest sponsored by KoreLogic.
Where: DEFCON 2010 at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas.
When: Contest takes place July 29-31 and will last 48 hours. Exact start date/time to be announced.
Who: Teams with at least one team member attending the conference.
Why: To help push the envelope of
password cracking techniques / methodologies and win a prize while you
are at it. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.
KoreLogic used a variety of custom rules to generate the passwords. These _same_ rules can be used to crack passwords in corporate environments. These rules were originally created for the tool John the Ripper. KoreLogic performed a very rough translation to rules that can be understood by the 'hashcat' tool. The rules below can be downloaded, placed in hashcat's /rules/ directory and accessed via the command line using the -r command line option. This is _not_ a complete list of all rules that was used for the contest, but a subset of rules that were easy to convert to hashcat format.
Note: Many of these rules can be rewritten or condensed using OCLHashCat