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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:13:08 -0800
From: Alain Espinosa <>
Subject: Re: Save memory option save little memory

On 2/15/12, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> I wonder how you achieve lower memory usage in Hash Suite without a
> slowdown.  Do you also achieve this for LM hashes or only for NTLM?

Hash Suite 1.2   66MB cracking 1 million LM hashes

> Perhaps in Hash Suite you keep the binary values only?

I keep the binary and a 8 bytes value to identify what hash it is.
This can be a 4 bytes value, reducing memory use ~15% but i do not
bother. As you mention the principal problem with John is that it keep
the ciphertext in memory.


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