Studying demographics in effective wordlist/rule generation
Hi everyone!  I've recently become fascinated with the art of effective password cracking.  I've been honing my skills and building my personal knowledge by running a variety of exercises and experiments.

I'm interested in the effect that culture, language, geographic regions, and other demographics may have on the effectiveness of various wordlists and rules.  A wordlist and rule list may be effective against hash lists from an english-speaking demographic but might not work so well against a hash list that is primarily from a non-english speaking demographic.  Also the culture demographic seems to have an effect - video gamers might have different password habits than those in a corporate environment.  Age definitely appears to have an effect.

Has anyone found any white papers or other research papers that looked into this very effect?  What about hashlists that are confirmed to be from a particular demographic or at least part of the world?  I've been toying around with the battlefield hash list as that is statistically from a younger crowd.

Not to go completely off topic and more of a side question: What about non-latin alphabetic writing systems such as cyrillic or greek or armenian?  I know hashcat supports them.  Are there any decent baseline/starter wordlists or rule lists for those systems and what about hash files?

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Studying demographics in effective wordlist/rule generation - by JCas - 08-25-2018, 09:11 AM