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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:21:15 +0100
From: Patrick Proniewski <>
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.


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