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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:08:16 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion password hash sample

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 06:51:49PM +0200, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
> According to:
> Maybe it is just 15174 or 29069.

The page mentions several
other iteration counts as well.  I wonder if Apple makes the iteration
count random (within some range) and stores the value along with the
hash.  (BTW, I think making the iteration count random is a bad idea.
It is also not a new one.)

Once you crack the iteration counts for a few sample hashes (or even for
just one of them), please search for the iteration count in nearby data
(assume little-endian first).


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