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Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:43:47 +0200
From: Simon Marechal <simon@...quise.net>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Markov filter password generation

A small clarification:
When I write that it is more effective than "incremental" mode, it
really means that it is more effective /during a certain amount of
time/. This mode is more like a huge dictionary attack and will
eventually end, while incremental mode never stops. Moreover, if you run
it for 2 hours, then want to run it for 4 more hours, it will have the
exact same effect as if you ran it for 4 hours first!

It is neither designed to find easy passwords fast, contrary to the
incremental mode. If your password is like "za", it will still find
"machin" before!

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