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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:19:07 -0500
From: "jfoug" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion password hashes (salted SHA-512)

>From: Solar Designer []
>There's a lot of talk regarding these lately:
>Clearly, John the Ripper will support them very soon.  The reason I am
>posting in here is to ask for opinions on what we should use as the
>canonical representation for these hashes and what other representations
>(if any) we should support in input files.  Any suggestions?
>Perhaps just 136 hex digits, leaving the decoding of base64 and binary
>plist files for external tools?  And add, say, the $LION$ prefix to
>store them non-ambiguously?

I think that is ideal.  A standard john tool (lion2john) to double base64
the input file, and then output this type line:


is probably the correct output for that tool to generate, and for the format
to validate and use.


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