Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:42:59 +0200 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GECOS + single mode problem in JtR On 24 Sep, 2012, at 16:17 , Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote: > vmsdump file (attached) has the actual passwords in the GECOS field. > However, john still fails to crack the hashes. Any ideas why? > > After manually extracting the passwords from the GECOS field and using > them as input dictionary, john successfully cracks all the hashes. > > Is single cracking mode broken? From a quick look I believe it properly cracks all ASCII plaintexts. The input file is in ISO-8859 format. How are 8-bit characters handled by this format? This may or may not be just an incorrectly made test file. magnum
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