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dictstat – Backtrack 5 – Privilege Escalation – Password Attacks – Offline Attacks – dictstat

The dictstat Python script is a great little tool for password cracking results analysis or for regular wordlist analysis. The dictstat application is located in the /pentest/passwords/pack directory on Backtrack 5 R3 and can be run using “python dictstat.py” from within that directory. Written by iphelix during the 2010 Crack Me If You Can password…

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rails 1.2 default charset override

Ruby on Rails 1.2 and above automatically set a Content-type header including charset=UTF-8, which is well and good if you’re designing an application from scratch – JoelOnSoftware has a good introduction to character sets, for those who need a refresher – but breaks things in subtle ways if you are upgrading a legacy Rails 1.1…