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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:52:35 +0100
From: "Magnum, P.I." <rawsmooth@...dband.net>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Special character (like TAB) in rules

>   I'm really curious, but where are you encountering non-printable
> characters in passwords? Part of the reason I'd like to know is I've been
> using tabs as my separators, (due to some of the salts including ':'),

You're most likely safe as long as you crack windows hashes or web forum 
ones. A unix password could very well include tabs. But it was really 
just an example, I'm in need for a generic one like \xnn where nn is any 
8-bit number (except zero perhaps :-) in hex.

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