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Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:29:47 -0400
From: Jim Brown <>
Subject: Re: Secure Mode for John

* Frank Dittrich <> [2005-06-22 18:55]:
> Securing john.pot appropriately against unauthorized access would still
> provide better security.
> If nothing else helps, run john on a separate machine.

This is exactly how I'm using it.  All password files are transferred
(encrypted of course) to the secure machine where john cracks them
at the same time.

The previously mentioned script is still used however, because I'm
still paranoid.

Best Regards,
Jim B.

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