Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 10:14:57 +0530 From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Cracking PuTTY private keys with JtR On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:54 AM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote: > On 2012-08-06 18:43, Dhiru Kholia wrote: >> I have added support for cracking PuTTY password protected private >> keys to JtR. My code is based on >> http://neophob.com/2007/10/putty-private-key-cracker/ by michu. > > Excellent, you spray formats like a Gatling gun! I have a suggestion > though: IMHO this format should be called "putty" instead of ppk (unless > there are other possible putty formats?). Agreed. I will rename it from "ppk" to "putty". > And several of your other > recent formats are totally unkown to me, with abbreviations like sxc, nk > and pfx. In several cases, a tad longer format label would much more > self-descriptive. This means that I am simply not good at picking up names ;). Suggestions are welcome. "nk" can be called nuked_clan. Ideally, sxc and odf plug-ins should be combined into a single format (I have been lazy about doing it myself). > And even more important, the FORMAT_NAME should be *much* more > descriptive. I have a vague memory pfx is something very common, but it > just says "pfx" even in FORMAT_NAME and I just don't know what it is > without searching list archives. I will add more descriptive FORMAT_NAME for pfx format (and others) soon. Thanks for the feedback! -- Cheers, Dhiru
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