Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:32:19 +0200 From: Dirk Wetter <dirk.wetter@...etter.org> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Best Windows Password Cracking Method Brian, just use rainbow tables for this. Cheers, Dirk Am 27.06.2007 23:05, Brian Smith schrieb: > Hello all. > > I am working on cracking the LM hashes that I have dumped from several Windows servers as part of a penetration test and would like to see if I am using the best method. I have already cracked on 14 character password from this file and am assuming that the password that I'm working on is also 14 characters. Here is my progress so far: > > 1. Grabbed the local administrator hash from 3 separate servers using various exploits. The hash is identical in each instance, so the passwords are the same. > 2. I have the large password list from Openwall and have already run this against the hashes, along with letting it brute force for 5 days at roughly 3,100K c/s. > 3. I obtained the first part of the hash which contains letters, numbers, and a '.'. > 4. Using this information, I have settled on the following approach to finish my cracking > a. Using the incrementail crack mode 'alnum', I added the extra characters "!@... with the Extras = command in the john.conf > b. I have increased the total number of characters to 40 and specified a min and max length of 7 in the john.conf for the alnum set > c. I have repeated 'b' on another machine and specfiied a min and max of 6. > 5. I have calculated that for the 7 length, it should take roughly 14 hours for the total set. Is this correct? > 6. If this does not yield results, is there a good way to add extra characters to my already modified alnum set? Will John remember what it already tried and only try new combinations? > > Please let me know if you see any flaws in my approach or if anyone has any suggested improvements. > > Thanks > > Brian > -- Dirk Wetter @ Dr. Wetter IT Consulting http://drwetter.org Beratung IT-Sicherheit + Open Source Key fingerprint = 2AD6 BE0F 9863 C82D 21B3 64E5 C967 34D8 11B7 C62F - Found core file older than 7 days: /usr/share/man/man5/core.5.gz -- 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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