Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:02:44 +0530 From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Decrypting PPT files On 01/31/14 at 02:10am, magnum wrote: > On 2014-01-30 22:38, Matt Weir wrote: > >So another question I have regarding this: Can the $oldoffice$3* hash > >format create false positives? Basically I "cracked" the hash but when I > >use it to open up the powerpoint file in question, powerpoint just hangs. > >Please note when I enter in the wrong password, Powerpoint will instead say > >that the password is invalid. > > There should be no false positives and I think the sympthoms rather > indicate your (presumably newer) Office version has a bug when loading > the older format. Maybe try older Office versions or some other > alternatives like converters, viewers or even things like LibreOffice > and see if they can open it. Hopefully, I didn't screw up the cracking code this time :-) Hi Matt, Does the cracked password look familiar / realistic? -- Dhiru
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