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Date: Wed,  2 Nov 2005 10:46:37 +0100 (CET)
From: Sebastian Rother <>
Subject: Re: Cracking Oracle Passwords

On Wed, 2 Nov 2005 10:10:24 +0100
Lionel Cons <> wrote:

> Greetings,
> The Oracle encryption algorithm is described in "An Assessment of the
> Oracle Password Hashing Algorithm" by Joshua Wright, SANS Institute &
> Carlos Cid, University of London (see
> Do you think it would be interesting to extend JTR to also support
> this algorithm?
> Cheers,
> Lionel

You could have an working implementation serval years ago if somebody
would have asked the THC-Group. THey knew about the algorithm for some
time... BUt they'll also reject any requests. :-)

Would it be interesting? Yes
Even cracking ZIP-Archives with John would be interesting.

But like everything wich would be interesting: It's not implemented
yet. :-)

Kind regards,

If you wanna implement it: Please use a "free" License (e.g.
BSD-License) There already some PlugIn wich can't get include (as far
as I know) because of the license.

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