Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 06:25:12 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: find salt missing On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 10:17:21PM +0200, websiteaccess@...il.com wrote: > Is next version of JTR can include a salt finder ? > > Sometimes we have the hash and the plaintext but salt is missing. > > Is JTR could try all possiblities of salt (from "a" to "zzzzzzzzzz" > (include letters + digits + symbols)) In general, no. For many hash types, salts are not even directly represented with character strings like this. However, in certain cases such as with the simplest kinds of salted MD5 or SHA-1 hashes this is already possible, with no special code needed. I've just provided an example at the end of this response: http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2010/10/05/1 Alexander
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