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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:11:02 +0100
From: Marek Wrzosek <>
Subject: Re: Cracking zip files

W dniu 22.02.2016 o 15:59, Alex pisze:
> Hi,
> After some experimenting, and help from Claudio on this list, I was
> able to figure out that there's something either wrong with the
> zip2john file or john itself:
> $ ./run/john --format:zip --test
> Will run 8 OpenMP threads
> Benchmarking: ZIP, WinZip [PBKDF2-SHA1 256/256 AVX2 8x]... (8xOMP) DONE
> Raw:    10816 c/s real, 2072 c/s virtual
> $ file
> Zip archive data
> $ ./run/zip2john > zipfile.john
> $ ./run/john zipfile.john
> Using default input encoding: UTF-8
> No password hashes loaded (see FAQ)
> $ cat zipfile.john
> I also tried creating a new zip file, and it was able to start
> cracking that one, so I know my installation is working properly.
> As I mentioned before, the previous install of John I had on the
> system was able to begin cracking this zip file without problem.
> Ideas greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Alex

Hi Alex,

It looks like this bug is fixed now (by jfoug). Can you check it on your
file just to be sure?

Best Regards,
Marek Wrzosek

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