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Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:53:04 +0000
From: John Hall <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: How to use RULES to check for partially a
 remembered password


To be sure I understand:

1. create a file (perhaps named pwfirstpartinit) with just the first part of the password, say, PicketFence6

2. Edit the john.conf file (I seem to have that file and not john.ini) and add the following


3. invoke john like this:
	john -w:FileWithpwfirstpartInIt -ru:myrule1 crackfile

Do I have the syntax ok?


-----Original Message-----
From: Luis Santana [] 
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [john-users] How to use RULES to check for partially a remembered password

create a file with PicketFence6 as the only line. Then go into your John.conf/John.ini file and add the following:


Then invoke john the like this:

john -w:FileWithPicketFence6InIt -ru:PicketFence crackfile

That will take your PicketFence6 word in your "wordlist" and append those characters to it Luis Santana : Founder - HackTalk Security HackTalk Security - Security From The Underground

On Dec 29, 2012, at 11:27 AM, John Hall <> wrote:

> Dhiru,
> I actually think I may recall the beginning - perhaps the first 12 characters of a possibly 17 character pw.
> So, for example, if I think the password starts "PicketFence6" and 
> then may have 5 characters after it, is there a way to have the pw 
> checking always start with "PicketFence6" and then append characters 
> from the character set [a..zA..Z0..9$!&?]
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dhiru Kholia []
> Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:55 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [john-users] pwsafe2john - How to use this program, preferably in Windows or in Linux if Windows is a no-go?
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM, John Hall <> wrote:
>> Yes
>> ./pwsafe2john pwsafe.psafe3     displayed the hash on the terminal
>> ./pwsafe2john pwsafe.psafe3  > pwsafedump    put it in a file
>> Now to try to crack it with john
> Try to make a custom dictionary or use RULES if you remember something about the password.
> Good Luck!
> --
> Cheers,
> Dhiru

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