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    Kids, I know this is uncool, unhip, or whatever is the term these days, but in your Readme, at the very top, if you give one sentence, just one sentence, describing what your program does, you might, just might, gain one more user. Also, an angel will get its wings.

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      The people who fondly remember l0phtcrack have apparently not realized that an entire generation of nerds has come of age and never heard of it.

      From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L0phtCrack):

      L0phtCrack is a password auditing and recovery application originally produced by Mudge from L0pht Heavy Industries. It is used to test password strength and sometimes to recover lost Microsoft Windows passwords, by using dictionary, brute-force, hybrid attacks, and rainbow tables.

      The initial version was released in the Spring of 1997.

      (my emphasis).

      In other words, it belongs to the same canon of software and concepts as PGP, Window 95, and the early internet.

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        This makes me so sad 😞

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          I’ve had interviews with people >recently< that fondly remember l0phtcrack, cdc, dvn, flt, razor, … and can’t recite what a BBS was or how a Fidonet address/echomail distribution worked, who +ORC, +Fravia etc. was or the connection between FutureCrew and Remedy Entertainment. It turns out that infosec, emulation, cracking, demo and other ‘scenes’ were poorly document, taught and historically contextualised to the point that we sip in the aftermath but forget its origins and there is no ‘viagra’ for reigniting computing lost.

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        I agree… can someone explain what this tool is and why I might be interested? This submission has zero context.

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          It is a windows password auditing (read cracking) program. One of the most popular ones.