Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:18:43 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Should several more hash formats be changed from using hex to base64 before releasing unstable and bleeding? On 2014-01-09 00:41, Frank Dittrich wrote: > The only format with extra long hashes using base64 is wpapsk. > OK, these are longer than 2000 characters even with base64 encoding. Due > to a huge number of '.' characters, we could probably make the hashes > smaller by adding compression;) We use the .hccap format HashCat introduced, so we can't change it. At least all those dots make it somewhat readable compared to the same amount of hex data. I like using hex for hashes but I think we should always use Base64 for data longer than, say, 2048 bits/512 bytes for new formats. Changing old formats is less important and no RoI. magnum
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