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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:26:37 +1200
From: Russell Fulton <r.fulton@...kland.ac.nz>
To:  john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: number of characters

My understanding is that only the first 8 characters are used to
construct the hash so there is no way to retrieve the rest.

Russell

Bob wrote:
> I'm running some DES hashes, which, when decrypted
> only show the first 8 characters of the password. I
> understand that anything else after that is of no need
> when logging in, but is there any way to find out what
> they all are?
>
> For example, HIiu0vRPe5zNc becomes cheesehe -- is
> there any way to find out the rest of the characters?
>
>
>   

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