Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 10:37:16 +0100 From: Simon Marechal <simon@...quise.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Decrypting DES passwords shows only the first 8 characters Jan Meier wrote: > Hello, > > I have a password file with DES encrypted passwords which I want to > decrypt with john. The problem is that john shows the passwords up to 8 > characters and if the password is longer than 8 characters the plain > output is cut. For example if the password is: blahfu1978 john shows > blahfu19. Why are the passwords cut? I think it is strange that john shows > the first 8 characters (which are part of the password) but not the rest. Try to log in using only the 8 first characters. You'll notice this works. Traditionnal DES cuts passwords, so there is no use increasing their length. -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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