Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 13:12:36 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: how to find a password of 16 digits On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 01:05:51AM +0100, Johnny wrote: > It might be better to let JTR look for the password in a more random way and not in a chronological order from 0000000000000000 to > 9999999999999999. Is this possible to compile for JTR? The chance to find out to right password might be better, Trying candidate passwords in a random order (whatever that means) is most likely not any better. Neither order is known to correlate with probabilities for each candidate password being the password that you search for. However, yes, it is possible to specify another (more complicated) external mode that would try the candidate passwords in a different (e.g., pseudo-random) order. > but if the log file > of the checked passwords reaches my hard disk limit, everything was a waste of time. JtR does not log checked passwords. > - However, it is my risk but maybe the only way? You're out of luck with this. The search space is just too large. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: 5B341F15 fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments Was I helpful? Please give your feedback here: http://rate.affero.net/solar -- 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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