Getty Images/iStockphotoThe security of your Linux servers is only as strong as the passwords used by your end users.
To make sure your users aren’t working with weak passwords, you can employ a tool called John the Ripper (JTR) to make sure those passwords aren’t easily crackable.
Note: I demonstrate the use of this tool as a means to test your user’s passwords on your internal Linux servers.
How to install John the RipperThe first thing we must do is install JTR.
And that’s all there is to checking to see if your users are working with weak passwords on your Linux servers.

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