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Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:25:24 +0300
From: Shinnok <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [john-dev] invitation to team john-users in KoreLogic's "Crack
 Me If You Can" DEFCON 2011 contest

On 08/02/2011 11:22 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> 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:
> 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

Hi Alexander,

I have a couple of questions regarding this:

When is the starting day since I can't find it anywhere?

What is used to distribute the hashes amongst peers and then centralize
the results?

I wish the best of luck for the john-users team and all John the Ripper



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