Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 22:03:40 +0000 From: Mick <michaelkintzios@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Is the passwd in upper or lower case ? Thank you, On Sunday 21 January 2007 21:17, The Rogue Fugu wrote: > You are probably cracking a LM hash, which is case insensitive. See > "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LM_hash" to see how it works. > Basically, the password is uppercased, split in two parts of 7-bytes > each. Each part is used as a DES key to encrypt the text "KGS!@#$%". > The results of the encryption is the hash. The reason why you see two > hashes is because john splits the hash in two, and cracks each half > separately. OK, I think I understand how LM hashes work. However, if the passwd is uppercased how can one discover which letters should be lower case? As far as I know all passwds in WinXP are case sensitive. -- Regards, Mick Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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