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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 00:59:02 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: About JtR Domain Cached Hashes Cracking System [1.7.5 + jumbo patch revision 1 build for Win32 (1.8 MB) by Erik Winkler]

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 02:51:09AM -0300, Yuri Tavares dos Santos Eastwood wrote:
> I just wanted to know which charset does JtR uses to crack those hashes. Does it use special characters aswell?

It is up to you to decide and specify what charset to use (as well as
what cracking modes, for that matter).  The defaults are quite
reasonable, though.

In the "incremental" mode, the default is to use all.chr (which means
all the 95 printable ASCII characters, including punctuation) for all
hash types except for LM hashes and LM challenge-responses.  For the
latter hash types, lanman.chr is used instead - it is similar, but
case-insensitive and limited to lengths up to 7 (which is right for LM
hash halves).

So, while your question is a bit unclear, I guess the answer is "yes" -
JtR does use "special characters" (assuming that this means printable
ones) when it cracks "mscash" hashes.

Alexander

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