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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 19:06:46 -0500
From: Ryan Echternacht <>
Subject: Re: Making an incremental charset

Thank you for your help.  The policy came from a password set for a  
Network Security course.  My professor assured us the policy was  
enforced.  I had broken most of the passwords using wordlist mangling,  
but I was unable to break the last few, and wanted to try an  
incremental break.

Thanks again, I will look into your suggestions.

On Feb 10, 2009, at 12:35 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> ... Also, just where did this requirement come from?
> Is it a password policy that you think was being enforced?  If so,
> experience tells me that the policy is unlikely to have been enforced at
> all times and for all ways a password could have been set/changed.  It'd
> be wise for you to not encode that policy into JtR as well, but rather
> to let JtR test other candidate passwords (the non-compliant ones) -
> chances are that it'll find some.

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