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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:26:48 +1300
From: Russell Fulton <r.fulton@...kland.ac.nz>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: single character passwords on stdout

HI Folk

Over the weekend I ran a couple of thousand LM hashes through JTR.  I  
remembered seeing a whole bunch of single character passwords scroll  
up the screen and vanish rapidly off the top.  Later I used --show to  
get the cracked passwords but was unable to find any passwords with a  
single character.  By this time the start of the output was off the  
top of the scroll buffer so I could not verify what I had seen.

What I did find in the --show output were several passwords listed  
as ???????X where 'X' was a digit or uppercase char.  I'm guessing  
that these were what I briefly glimpsed disappearing off the screen  
and represent the second hash from an 8 char password  which JtR  
processes separately.

Correct?

Russell

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