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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 23:24:03 +0200
From: Simon Marechal <>
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]

Le 13/04/2010 22:59, Solar Designer a écrit :
> 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?
> 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.

It should be added that mscash, being based on the NT scheme, requires
unicode strings. These formats don't handle any unicode encoding of the
input, thus many exotic characters conversions will be wrong.

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