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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:41:43 +0100 (CET)
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Problems with keepass2john

On Sat, 10 Jan 2015, Shawn Tayler wrote:

> I tried using version 1.8.0-jumbo-1 and the hashes produced won't even
> load with john.  Tried 1.7.9-jumbo-7 and it at least produced loadable
> hash files.  I've been trying the several iterations of what I believe
> the password must be to no avail.  As a test I created several test
> kdb files with simple passwords, e.g. test, testtest, testtesttest,
> etc.  the intersting thing is that the hash files created from these
> test files are all about 1.7K in size, but the one from my kdb file is
> only about 300 bytes and my range of passwords, used crunch to create
> a few terabytes of possibilities, are a no go.
> Has anyone had similar issues with keepass2john or have some
> suggestions as to where I can continue?

Hi Shawn,

It seems that the "keepass" format broke with some recent changes.

See for more


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