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Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:07:35 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: limiting password candidates in wordlist mode

On 2016-01-04 14:02, wrote:
> I would like to filter or limit password candidates while using wordlist mode attack, but I'm not so sure about the best way to do this.
> External filter option helped me with filters such as Alnum for example, and it worked great, but I would like now to limit candidates only by their size: ie. test only passwords from 10 to 12 characters long (any characters, not just alnum).
> I'm using many rules (rules=ALL on JtR-Jumbo), so keeping only 10-12 char long words from my list is not a good option I think as many rules will either increase or decrease the original word length.

In Jumbo, the correct options would be "-min-len=10 -max-len=12" which 
is way more effective than an external mode. This works for all cracking 
modes, not just wordlist.


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