Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:07:14 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: International Charactersets On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 10:01:43AM -0500, W Davis Dechert wrote: > 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? Isn't that how JtR works currently? (I presume that you meant "hashes of 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 > representation. Care to provide an example? Frankly, I think that you're simply confused. :-) Alexander -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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