Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 11:18:19 +0100 (CET) From: "Jan Meier" <jan@...ejunky.org> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Decrypting DES passwords shows only the first 8 characters >> 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 Jan -- 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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