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Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 20:28:28 -0400
From: bofh <>
Subject: Re: 15 characters

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 09:54:28AM -0400, bofh wrote:
> > Simple question.  I have a password file, and I want to run JtR on it.
>  My
> > needs are simple.  I want to search through:
> >
> > A-Z
> > a-z
> > 0-9
> > !@...^&*()-=_+[]\;',./{}|:"<>?
> >
> > basically all the printed characters.
> >
> > The password lengths are up to 15 chars.
> This is unreasonable.  The search space for the character set above and
> lengths up to 15 is too large.

Heh.  OK, 1.5 million billion years is a bit excessive.  Any ideas what


would take at 10 and 12 characters?  How difficult would that be to
implement?  I'm not really looking at cracking an entire password file, I'm
more of looking at a proving a point to some business folks.

Thanks again!

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