Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:25:24 +0300 From: Shinnok <admin@...nnok.com> To: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> CC: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com, john-users@...ts.openwall.com, announce@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: invitation to team john-users in KoreLogic's "Crack Me If You Can" DEFCON 2011 contest On 08/02/2011 11:22 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > Hi, > > As many of you are already aware, we're going to participate in the > "Crack Me If You Can" contest organized by KoreLogic at DEFCON 2011: > > http://contest.korelogic.com > > We participated last year as well. Besides competition between the > teams, in a sense there was also competition of Open Source vs. > proprietary tools. This year's contest may be similar. In team > john-users, we're going to focus on use of Open Source tools. > > We're going to have our own contest server, which our team's members > will use to exchange files and to upload cracked passwords for automatic > submission to contest organizers. We're also going to have a private > mailing list to coordinate our team's activities in the contest. > (We used these same mechanisms last year.) We may use other > communication channels as well - e.g., IRC. And we'll be using > cutting-edge John the Ripper code. > > Being on team john-users is an excellent way to get more involved in our > community, as well as to learn new tricks and tools - although we expect > that every team member readily possesses at least basic John the Ripper > usage skills and experience. > > If you'd like to join team john-users, please e-mail me off-list. If > you have any questions or comments on this invitation, please post them > to the john-users mailing list (join the list first if you're not on it > already). > > Thanks, > > Alexander Hi Alexander, I have a couple of questions regarding this: When is the starting day since I can't find it anywhere? What is used to distribute the hashes amongst peers and then centralize the results? I wish the best of luck for the john-users team and all John the Ripper users. Regards, Shinnok -- http://shinnok.com
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