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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:17:48 -0600
From: Greg White <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: john 1.4.2 with jumbo patch 1 - lm hash problem

> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:41:47 +0300
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: [john-users] john 1.4.2 with jumbo patch 1 - lm hash problem
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 09:43:24AM -0600, Greg wrote:
> > >> Administrator:500:CEEB0FA9F240C200417EAF40CFAC29C3:D280553F0103F2E643406517296E7582:::
> [...]
> > > Well, you made a typo in the LM hash. With it corrected to
> > > CEEB0FA9F240C200417EAF50CFAC29C3 (the correct hash for "TESTTEST"), it
> > > gets cracked just fine.
> > 
> > That is odd.  It is the same hash file I have used for years and john always cracked it.  I will double check my files when I get home.
> [...]
> > I was using john for the last year or so.
> Well, I've just tried cracking your file, the way you posted it (with
> the typo) using a linux-x86-mmx build of on a P3.  I can't
> confirm the problem: this older version similarly does not crack the
> last "T" unless the typo is corrected.

I checked my files and I have the typo in most of the versions for the last year and a few versions where it is correct mixed in.  How odd.  I fixed the files.  Thank you for pointing out my mistake and some interesting reading materials as a bonus.

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