This project was initially created by me in December 2016. I created this project to use persistent state to try optimizing a brute force "password cracker". The project works by accepting an input string to try to match against, and applying a simple brute force to match against it. Previous successful matches are then stored in Passwords.txt, given a "score" of the number of matches against that password, and then ranked by score. When brute forcing future passwords, previous successful matches are then attempted along with the normal brute force, so that more commonly successful matches are attempted more commonly. There are a number of things I did that aren't considered good practice, but I', leaving this as is to benchmark my progress as a programmer.