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Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:00:44 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <>
Subject: Re: Cracking luks volume

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 2:08 PM, Rich Rumble <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:34 AM, Daniel Sorry <> wrote:
>> Here's an example structure of how the password looks and various
>> combinations it needs to try.
>> I take an 8-9 char password like: F6TgW8D8 or F6TgW8D8!
>> I thought i did it like: F6TgW8D8F6TgW8D8F6TgW8D8!
>> Or perhaps F6TgW8D8!F6TgW8D8#F6TgW8D8!#
>> Or F6TgW8D8F6TgW8D8F6TgW8D8#!
>> Or f6TgW8D8!f6TgW8D8f6TgW8D8#!
> If all you did was repeat a 8-9 character pass, that shouldn't be too
> hard if you can guess or know most of that 8-9 characters.
> Using a custom charset I don't think will help you here, unless you
> have thousands of combinations to try.
> A simple rule you can use to repeat the words of your wordlist are:
> [List.Rules:duplicate-append-x-point]
> d $!
> (using "dd$!" will give you 4 copies of the word, I don't know how to
> make just 3)
> You can also make a word list of the words you think are close, and
> try prince mode on those.
> ./john yourhash.txt -prince=likelywords.txt
> Prince mode will try all kinds of things, here is what it did with the
> following 3 words:
> pass
> word
> F6TgW8D8
> $ ./john.exe -stdout -prince=prince-3words.txt  (you can also use
> -rules=single or rules=wordlist on a prince run)
You will have to use --max-length=24 (or anything over 16 if the pass
is over 16 in length)
Prince appears to be hard-coded to 16 as it's max.

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