Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 23:01:40 -0400 From: bofh <goodb0fh@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: 15 characters On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > > would take at 10 and 12 characters? > > Can't you do some math on your own? > Sorry, wasn't thinking. Thanks for the answer though. > 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. > > You should look for a different way to prove it - not by going for > exhaustive search over a certain character set and range of lengths. > Perhaps there are plenty of weak passwords, despite of their length. > I've already found some, but these are user level things. The root passwords are more secure and are over 8 characters long. amount of time. This is why it makes sense to detect and eliminate weak > passwords. > I may try it without capital letters and see how that goes. How does JtR deal with two simultaneous sessions? I'm running it on a dual core, and it's only using 1 core. Is it feasible, and more importantly, does it make sense to leave the current session running all@8 characters, and start a new one with a more limited character subset, running from 9-12? > > Also, you've never mentioned the hash type you're dealing with, although > it is very relevant and might affect my advice. Whatever is the standard/default on aix 5.2. -- http://www.glumbert.com/media/shift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk "This officer's men seem to follow him merely out of idle curiosity." -- Sandhurst officer cadet evaluation. "Securing an environment of Windows platforms from abuse - external or internal - is akin to trying to install sprinklers in a fireworks factory where smoking on the job is permitted." -- Gene Spafford learn french: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1G-3laJJP0&feature=related
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