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Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:18:19 +0100 (CET)
From: "Jan Meier" <>
Subject: Re: Decrypting DES passwords shows only the first 8 

>> 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.

Ahh, okay! Good to know, thanks for the fast reply.

Kind regards


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