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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:01:43 -0500
From: W Davis Dechert <>
Subject: Re: International Charactersets

This raises an interesting point for the future of password crackers  
like john.  (I only use john on passwords for my own system, so I  
don't really have a lot of experience with it.)  Since the characters  
in every language get stored as bytes in a file, shouldn't john just  
work on cracking hashes that are byte strings?  My point is that when  
you use several dictionaries (say English, Russian and French) you  
will find many words look different when typed on the respective key  
boards, but actually have the same byte string as a computer  

On Jul 8, 2009, at 6:09 AM, wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I have a password dump file with russian passwords and i need a chr
> file for russian language. I've googled around and found none. Or any
> other way to crack russian passwords or generate a file.
> Thanks a lot
> -- 
> Kalgecin

W Davis Dechert

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