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Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:09:24 +0200
From: SL <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Work (optimization) in progress, and some ideas

  "JimF" wrote:
> I have about 12000 rules, which were gleaned off running cracked  
> words against other dictionaries, looking for prefix and postfix  
> strings, then sorting based upon how often a prefix is seen, then  
> keeping the ones that were seen 3 or more times (in sorted order of  
> course). I ended up with 12k rules.
> I built another program to convert those prefix and postfix strings  
> into
> 'proper' rules for john (knowing that prefix has to be in reverse  
> order,
> etc), and  on it's output, it alternated prefix and postfix rules  
> (there
> were more postfix rules, btw).

Please do share!

Generating rules from known passwords vs. a reference wordlist is  
precisely what I have been pondering about for a while now. Without  
great success, so far.

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