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Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:02:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Robert B. Harris" <>
Subject: Re: password with the sign "#"

I don't want to be a trouble maker, but what if someone wants to test  #!comment as a password?


-----Original Message-----
From: Solar Designer <>
To: john-users <>
Sent: Mon, Aug 22, 2011 10:31 am
Subject: Re: [john-users] password with the sign "#"

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 12:38:40PM +0200, Roland wrote:
 I am trying to Crack the Password of my Windows Laptop.
Is there a reason for you to crack it rather than reset it?  Just for fun?
Anyway, this should be pretty easy, especially if you have the LM hash
and not only NT hash).
> But there is a "#" in the Password.
This is no problem.
> How does that work with the password list? Isn't the "#" the sign for 
No, only wordlist lines starting with "#!comment" (a 9-character
equence) are treated as comments.

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