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Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:21:30 -0400
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Help a newbie to crack a password

On 08/17/13 at 12:20pm, Rich Rumble wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Victor <> wrote:
> > What are your specs Rich? And what did you write in terminal/console?
> ...
> About 1-2 minutes using the rockyou.txt wordlist and "single" mangling
> rules built-in to jtr. Running 57 candidates per second when I had 16
> threads at once. (I have two 8 core cpu xeon procs).

Good job Rich!

> I'm not sure if 7z has false positives and keeps going because of
> that, or it was because I was running omp, but the cracking continue
> for 3 minutes.

This is because FMT_NOT_EXACT is incorrectly set in the 7z format.

7z format is highly experimental but it is great that it is getting some
attention and usage.


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