Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:21:15 +0100 From: Patrick Proniewski <patpro@...pro.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: -min-len / -max-len oddities with accented letters On 09 janv. 2016, at 14:42, magnum wrote: >> ./john --fork=4 --session=MYSESS --rules=ALL --wordlist=mots_francais_plus_plus_alpha.dic -min-len=15 -max-len=16 PWDDUMP.20151205 >> >> I've just cracked a 14 char length password, with an accented letter. >> Earlier, playing with -min-len=13 -max-len=14 I've cracked a 12 char password, with an accented letter too. >> >> Is that to be expected? > > Yes. The -min/max-len options are actually counting bytes and using UTF-8 any non-ASCII character take between two and four bytes. Thanks magnum, that what I though. This is really no big deal, for me at least. pat
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