Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 13:34:44 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: how to find a password of 16 digits Randy, On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 07:30:52PM -0600, Randy B wrote: > you are certain the key is 16 digits and numeric only. The Xeon 5160 > I have could comfortably generate that search space in <5 days - while > compute power may be a limiting factor, more limiting may be the > method you're using to check each key. What are you using? Keep in > mind, not sure anyone's said it, but 16^10 turns into roughly a > terabyte of data. This is definitely doable with modern top-end > hardware, but just so. It's 10 to the 16th power, not vice versa. You definitely can't even generate all of those candidate passwords on your Dual Xeon 5160 in 5 days, let alone test them. And I did say that it's 170 or 180 petabytes of data, not just "roughly a terabyte". -- 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 -- 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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