Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 20:23:28 +0200 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: any plans to support superlong passwords? On 08/03/2012 08:07 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote: > Team Hashcat said: "... recent breaches. Statistically the average > password length is eight (8) characters." > (https://contest-2012.korelogic.com/team_hashcat.html ) That is he average length of hashes they cracked. Did they mention what percentage of hashes they cracked? May be the longer passwords remained uncracked. So this could also be some kind of "self-fulfilling prophecy. Because most passwords had length 8 in the past, the focus on passwords of length 8, and (suprise!) they find passwords of length 8. Frank
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