Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:01:20 -0400 From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Rich's writeup for CMIYC 2012 I was a little more detached from this years contest, but I was enjoying trying to find patterns and phrases. I learned a few new rules, and reading over all the rules in the build I learned I know less than I thought :) I'd like to thank KL for putting on another difficult and fun contest! Hardware: One Intel Xeon(E5620) w/HT @ 2.40GHz, (8 threads) Three Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz (6 threads) Software: JtR 2012 contest edition cat/sort/uniq and a php script httrack/wget I did most of my work on the 5620, running various modes against the word-lists I had compiled prior to and after the contest started. I found, I think, a lot of phrases by using the Free-Cddb mp3 cd database. I spidered and scraped a few vegas website looking for old and current content like shows, famous sayings, famous people and acts. That dictionary didn't prove as useful as the CDDB one. I should of moved into lyrics as well as song/artist/album names. I didn't get a lot of sleep just as with the previous years, but this time I really didn't see patterns, and when I tried to crack the 3 ODT challenges for some reason they never did. I started off on NT and nsldap, after running out of ideas in the first 24hrs, I switched to Des. I'm not sure I was able to create any points that no one else on our team already did. I didn't see much communication via email so I assume IRC was almost exclusively used as an "offiical" jtr communique. I didn't spot many patterns other than what the phrases were showing me. I hope KL doesn't release the answers, I'd like to have another go at this contest. I had fun, I think we did quite well against the others and their GPU onslaught. I think Team John worked smarter and not harder as they say. Good show all! -rich
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