Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 08:52:40 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Cc: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: John the Ripper 1.6.38; contributed patches; john-users list Hi, After a long delay (over a year, actually), there's a new development version of John the Ripper available off the usual location: http://www.openwall.com/john/ New with JtR 1.6.38: * Official PowerPC G4/G5 AltiVec support on Mac OS X and Linux/PPC, for 128-bit processing of DES-based hashes resulting in huge speedups. * New make targets for Linux/PPC64 and OpenBSD/x86 with MMX. * The bitslice DES key setup has been re-arranged for greater parallelism achieving significant speedups at LM hashes on most modern systems. This change also made cracking DES-based crypt(3) hashes a little faster when there're only a handful of different salts and thus a non-negligible amount of processor time is spent on key setup. * The reporting of c/s rates has been enhanced to allow for effective c/s rates in excess of 2**32. High c/s rates are now reported in thousands or millions. * A few long-standing bugs have been fixed. * Some documentation files from John 1.6 have been updated and included with this development version. More are yet to come. For those curious of the AltiVec performance, a PowerPC G5 1.8 GHz currently achieves the following: Benchmarking: Traditional DES [128/128 BS AltiVec]... DONE Many salts: 1103K c/s real, 1105K c/s virtual Only one salt: 910566 c/s real, 910566 c/s virtual The latest Pentium 4's aren't quite there yet (with MMX code). Although SSE support for JtR is coming, preliminary testing shows that it won't achieve this much speedup. Besides the new version of John, there're also quite some new and updated contributed patches for John 1.6.37 (many or all of them should also apply to 1.6.38, although I haven't tested this) and for 1.6. These include: * Windows 2000/XP/2003 credentials cache hash support for 1.6.37, by bartavelle. This cracks domain logon passwords dumped with Arnaud Pilon's CacheDump. * Kerberos v5 TGT support for 1.6.37, by Nasko Oskov. * Netscape LDAP SHA and SSHA (salted) password hashes support for 1.6 and 1.6.37, updates by K Evangelinos and Sun-Zero. * MySQL passwords support for 1.6.37, patch updated by Noah Williamsson. * Eggdrop IRC bot userfiles support for 1.6.37, by Sun-Zero. * Apache MD5-based "apr1" support for 1.6.37, by Sun-Zero. * Raw MD5 (hex-encoded) support for 1.6.37, by bartavelle. All of these patches are linked from John the Ripper homepage at the URL given above. Finally, I've setup a mailing list where the users of John the Ripper can share experience and ask questions. To subscribe, send an empty message to <john-users-subscribe at lists.openwall.com> or enter your e-mail address into the input box on John the Ripper homepage. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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