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Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:47:04 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: RC4 patch / word documents

On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 04:12:15PM +0200, niam. tni wrote:
> does anyone have patched john the ripper to make it able to crack RC4
> passwords (word97/2000)?

I am not aware of such patches to John the Ripper.

> btw: Does anyone have some piece of (free) code to crack word97
> documents running on linux system?

This is off-topic for this mailing list, but since I am responding to
your message anyway - there are some non-free tools listed at:

One of those - GuaWord - will run on Linux/x86 (only a pre-compiled
binary is available).  There's also an older and much slower but free
(as in beer) version of GuaWord here:

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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