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Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:41:24 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Cracking Mountain Lion hashes (WIP)

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 05:08:29PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> Instead of "ml", should we possibly use "PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-512"?  Would
> this format be directly usable for other uses of PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-512 in
> other products, or is there some detail specific to Mountain Lion?

I agree. Both GRUB and Mountain Lion can use ""PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA-512" label.

Once Lukas gives the go ahead, I will switch to using the new label.

>> More samples can be obtained from
>> The passwords which I
>> have used are "applecrap", "password", "testpassword" and "overlord
>> magnum".
> Can you be uploading these to our wiki instead of to Dropbox, please?
> This specific file should be on:
> in the "Sample password hash files" section, although you'd need to add
> some explanation that a *2john program needs to be run on the *.plist
> files first.



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