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Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:45:32 +0400
From: Vladimir Vorontsov <>
Subject: Re: Salted MD5 cracking problems

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First, thx you for answer and advices!

12.08.12, 20:31, Solar Designer ?????:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 03:56:53PM +0400, Vladimir Vorontsov
> wrote:
>> Currently we do not have any solution to brute MD5(salt.pass)
>> hashes.
> How many of these do you need to try cracking?  Is the salt length
> fixed (at 8?) or variable?  In fact, is the salt value fixed or do
> you have multiple per-hash salts?  What cracking mode(s) would you
> prefer to use?

Salt length is fixed and can be 2 bytes (osCommerce) or 8 bytes
(Bitrix and some another). I'm never seen anothers lengths. But it is
possible in self-coded web-applications, not CMS.
Salt value is not fixed always. We have unique salt per hash.

>> Look forward to an internal (dev) version of the john.
> The closest match to what you need is currently myrice's
> work-in-progress on "fast" hashes on GPU, where he has code for
> raw-MD5 with hard-coded mask for two characters on GPU (with the
> rest of password provided by CPU) and with hash comparisons on GPU.
> This is not optimized yet, but it does achieve a little over 2
> billion passwords/sec on 7970 when run against up to a few thousand
> hashes at once.  (myrice is working on improving the scalability to
> avoid the slowdown with higher hash counts, also testing on 1
> million loaded hashes.  In fact, this might be already done - I
> haven't tested the latest code yet.)  There's no support for salts
> in that code yet, but if you only have one salt value it can be 
> added easily, e.g. via external filter() in john.conf (this won't
> affect the speed much since it'd be out of the loop for last two
> chars).
> So please answer my questions above and we'll see what we can do.
> Thanks.
> Alexander

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