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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 20:41:59 +0300
From: "Giannis Mantzouranis" <jman@...sics.upatras.gr>
To: <john-users@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: john does not recognise some special characters

It was my fault I tangled the shadow files in the unshadow process and I 
used the old one in place of the new one.
 Thanks for your reply

Yiannis Mantzouranis
ps: by the way when is john going to "exploit" the double core or the quad 
core cpus?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Solar Designer" <solar@...nwall.com>
To: <john-users@...ts.openwall.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: [john-users] john does not recognise some special characters


> On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 08:07:43PM +0300, Giannis Mantzouranis wrote:
>> I found running john 1.7.2 or john 1.7.0.1 for windows binary that some
>> characters such as ~ ! ; are not used by john in password cracking. For
>> example. I use the password 34~56asdfghj and then put it in a wordlist 
>> and
>> try to crack it and it does not appear in found passwords.(john.pot) Any
>> suggestions?
>
> I cannot confirm this problem.  I have passwords with these characters
> in my john.pot.  (I am not using Windows, but it should not matter.)
>
> I've just tested with the above password ("34~56asdfghj") hashed as LM
> and NTLM, and it got cracked with JtR 1.7.2 + Alain's patch just fine
> (for both hash types).  Obviously, for the LM hash, I needed to run the
> wordlist with --rules to get the second half cracked (with the "-s x**"
> rule).
>
> What hash type are you cracking?  Can you please provide a specific
> example - a line from a password file that you run John on and the
> corresponding plaintext password that John fails to crack?
>
> Thanks,
>
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