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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:09:53 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Creating Graphs from john.log

On 20 Dec, 2012, at 21:47 , magnum <> wrote:
> On 20 Dec, 2012, at 16:24 , Matt Weir <> wrote:
>> How is that impacted as passwords are cracked. Let's say you are cracking 10
>> passwords and you crack five of them really early. Do you still take
>> the total number of guesses and divide it by 10? Or do you have to
>> calculate the number of passwords cracked per step. Aka start out
>> dividing by 10 until the first one is cracked, then divide any *new*
>> guesses by 9, and so on.
> It's the uncracked number. In my example, the first guess was after 41866110000/1500 candidates. The second was after 121446928728/1499 candidates and the third after 297817949400/1498...

Obviously it's even worse. The first guess was after 41866110000/1500 candidates. The second guess was after another (121446928728-41866110000)/1499 candidates, and so on. This is impossible to keep track of in the code but we could add a simple counter for it, and Solar has mentioned plans on doing so.


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