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Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 03:40:54 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Re: CHange-Request

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 05:22:32PM +0200,
> wrote:
>> As far as I can see John isn't able to decrypt a SAM-File wich is
>> protected by SYSKEY.
> John relies on external (third-party) tools to provide the LM hashes in
> PWDUMP format.
>> BKHIVE is an OpenSOurce-Tool wich uses the
>> "system"-file to use the SYSKEY (wich is stored at the HDD by default)
>> to
>> decrypt the SAM (so that it isn't protected with syskey anymore).
>> Is it possible that John could adapt this functionality like john uses
>> "unshadow" to merge the passwd and shadow files?
> This kind of Windows-specific functionality is not currently planned.
>> If you need the Sourcecode I'm able to e-Mail it to you.
>> The original website is down because the student who wrote the software
>> isn't student anymore.
>> The Archiv dosn't include any License.
> Actually, the copy of the source code for BKHIVE that I found has a
> license statement in every source file.  There's one serious
> restriction:
>         You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
> This is sufficient to prevent the inclusion of this code in John, since
> I do not want to similarly disallow commercial uses of John.
> However, re-coding this wouldn't be hard.

I understand this as a "yes" and hope the support will be enabled in a new
stable version. :-)

You shouldn't take "Licenses" too seriously.. at least if you#re from
europe they mean (mostly) nothing. ;-)))

Kind regards,
Don't buy anything from YeongYang.
Their Computercases are expensiv, they WTX-powersuplies start burning and
their support refuse any RMA even there's still some warenty.

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