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Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:56:52 -0800 (PST)
From: wfdawson <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Need help with hashes from isocode plaintext

Before I get too excited about being done with this question:

> $ echo -n geländerxx | iconv -t utf-8 | md5sum 
> 2bfba679d5817bd26fef35e70a07f00a
> OK, so it's not UTF-8. My second guess would be cp1252 or iso-8859-1 (they are the same for this letter):
> $ echo -n geländerxx | iconv -t iso-8859-1 | md5sum 
> 005f3942106f3bc5a392dcde686d87f0
> There you have it. Note the '-n' option to echo. Without it you will get a totally different MD5 because you will include a linefeed in the hashed string.

That helped - most of the hashes from that dump were cracked with that approach.  But, it turns out that didn't work for every hash/plaintext from that collection.


I blindly tried every output type supported by iconv on my system (1173); nothing matched the hashes given.  Another approach for these hashes?

And, another weirdness:


$ john --show --format=raw-md5 h
0 password hashes cracked, 1 left

$ grep 10425bb1692fdbc45c6959cc668921d5 ~/.john/john.pot

Nothing unusual about the plaintext there.  Strange result...

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