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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:14:12 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Re: [magnum-jumbo] pfx cracking: 8k+ P12/PFX error (#67)

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 03:59:23PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
>> Another relevant question : reading the actual file from john will be
>> a bad hack, correct?
> Do you mean embedding the filename in whatever *2john outputs?  If so,
> this is appropriate for large files.  I think we're doing it for RAR
> already.

Yes, I meant this. I will add a flag to pfx2john's output indicating
whether the file's contents are included in the hash or not.

> Or do you mean patching the loader to read binary files directly?  This
> is inconsistent with the current approach, although we might arrive at
> it later, perhaps by introducing some per-format handler similar to
> prepare() but intended for binary input files.  This is not something
> you should attempt now.

I stay away from the loader. Not too many good memories of it ;)


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