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Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:12:54 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: New User - Some JtR questions.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 12:57 PM, RB <aoz.syn@...il.com> wrote:
> If you can extract the LM hashes, you'll go extremely fast, and
> depending on the processor[s] you have available could probably
> complete in "a couple" of days.  Beyond that, MD5 is faster than
> blowfish, by a significant measure.
Starting with Vista/2003 LM storage is disabled by default, which is
good from a security standpoint but "bad" from an auditing one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LM_hash
-rich

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