Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:26:05 -0500 From: <jfoug@....net> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> Subject: Re: Min password length ---- Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote: > On 01/23/2013 02:45 PM, jfoug@....net wrote: > > What about formats which have a min password length? Do we have a mechanism to tell JtR to not try any words that are shorter than X bytes long? I know we have external filters to force this, but that is not the question. Do we have a way to automatically do this? > > > > There are algorithms that specify minimal, so trying words less than the min length is a total waste of resources. > > What formats are affected? WPAPSK or sure. In it's specification, it lists 8 character PW min. > Do you know for sure that older versions of the OS or application didn't > allow shorter passwords? Yes, it is spec'd to this. I do not believe any router or other AP will allow a pass to be set < 8 chars. Jim.
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