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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:28:29 +0400
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: our own training pseudo contest before CMIYC 2012

As you know there will be Crack Me If You Can contest on July 26-29
(or like). But it would be nice to make a training contest before it
to prepare ourself.

The contest will be small and training: just 4 hours in time and only
one team - john-users. Also there will not be new tasks. Most probably
we will try to crack CMIYC 2011 hashes from the beginning: I guess we
remember a lot of patterns but we will have only 4 hours and there
will be not ever cracked hashes. Also we will try MJohn in action.
Have you other suggestions about hashes to crack during this mini

Currently the contest is planned to be on July 20 or July 21. What
date is better?

If you would like to join john-users team (for this contest or for
CMIYC 2012) then ask me. Though there is a limitation: we discourage
usage of non-free software. If you want to participate then forget
about non-free crackers.

What free software modern crackers do you know? If you would like to
announce your own free software password auditing tool it is the best
time to do it.

So if you want to participate send me a private mail with:
- preferred user name,
- public ssh key (get new key with 'ssh-keygen' command, read more on
internet about that),
- short intro about you to make me know general picture of team:
  - your skills: unix, john, cracking, scripting knowledge,
  - your hardware: cpu, gpu if you plan to use it,
  - what you plan to do during the contest, may be you have a
  strategy, what tools and how you would use.
Do not write too much, just a few word would be enough ;-)

You are welcome!

Aleksey Cherepanov

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