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Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 02:57:21 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Noob question: how to feed 10 alphanum char min&max incremental to aircrack when "MaxLen = 10 exceeds the compile-time limit of 8"

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 02:54:30PM -0400, Rich Rumble wrote:
> Never tried, and depending on the hash it would vary, but something fast
> like NTLM would likely take weeks.

At 20M candidates per second, which is realistic for NTLM hashes on a
single modern CPU core, exhaustively searching the all-digit password
space up to length 16 would take 17.6 years.

For WPA-PSK, it would take several orders of magnitude longer.

Alexander

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