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Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:51:07 +1100
From: Mark Butler <>
Subject: Re: Secure Mode for John

> A first try is now committed to bleeding-jumbo. Enable by setting
> SecureMode=Y in john.conf.

Thanks magnum. I have tried it and it is working as expected. I even tried
a null password which gets the expected result L0-.

> It turned out to be a too intrusive patch writing stuff like modes &
> rule numbers - and you can see such things in the log anyway. What it
> does instead is showing what character classes are involved. Is that too
> much information?

The password value you have provided is probably better as it describes the
password and would be consistent no matter in which mode the password was
found. I do not think it is too much information.

Thanks again.


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