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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:38:32 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Cracking Word files?

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM, Paul van Hoven
<> wrote:
> I've recently heared about john the ripper. Actually I think it is fun
> and I wanted to test it. Therefore I downloaded it and compiled it.
> Everything worked fine. After that I created a sample Word file and
> protected it with a simple password. I downloaded a password list from
> the openwall page. Now I wanted to test john on the Word document. But
> I cannot find out how. I read the EXAMPLES text file and also had a
> look at a wiki article ( but
> the articles provided there are not very helpful. Therefore my
> question: How do I crack a simple Word file whose password is included
> in the download password .lst file?

Hi Paul,

Did you go through
document ?
If you did not find that document helpful, let the list know. Thanks.


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