Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:19:38 -0400 (EDT) From: brad@...ystems.com To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: invitation to team john-users in KoreLogic's "Crack Me If You Can" DEFCON 2011 contest > Hi, > > As many of you are already aware, we're going to participate in the > "Crack Me If You Can" contest organized by KoreLogic at DEFCON 2011: > > http://contest.korelogic.com > > We participated last year as well. Besides competition between the > teams, in a sense there was also competition of Open Source vs. > proprietary tools. This year's contest may be similar. In team > john-users, we're going to focus on use of Open Source tools. > > We're going to have our own contest server, which our team's members > will use to exchange files and to upload cracked passwords for automatic > submission to contest organizers. We're also going to have a private > mailing list to coordinate our team's activities in the contest. > (We used these same mechanisms last year.) We may use other > communication channels as well - e.g., IRC. And we'll be using > cutting-edge John the Ripper code. > > Being on team john-users is an excellent way to get more involved in our > community, as well as to learn new tricks and tools - although we expect > that every team member readily possesses at least basic John the Ripper > usage skills and experience. > > If you'd like to join team john-users, please e-mail me off-list. If > you have any questions or comments on this invitation, please post them > to the john-users mailing list (join the list first if you're not on it > already). > > Thanks, > > Alexander --- Alexander, I hope your team wins this year. You guys did great last year. I know you have the talent and experience to do it! I'll be experimenting again with 16Crack and CV patterns, but don't plan to be a top contender. I just enjoy participating. It's fun. Brad
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