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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:03:45 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <>
Subject: Re: Cracking MSChap v2

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM, magnum <> wrote:
> It would be easy to output the last two octets (of 16), but that would be
> pointless. Brute forcing the full NT hash *instead* of guessing passwords
> would mean up to 2^56 rounds of DES, perhaps roughly 2^55 on average. I
> think that would take a day or so on an eight core. If the password is
> uncrackable it might be meaningful but it's out of scope for JtR.
Right, and a Tool's branch sounds neat, but might get stagnate. We do
have all those "something_2john" scripts, which may qualify as tools,
so who knows.And again I agree it's not typical of JtR to do,  but
perhaps it sparks someone to take more interest in JtR development.

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