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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:11:12 +0200
Subject: Re: Error: wordlist contains NULL bytes - aborting

On 14 sept. 2016, at 15:37, jfoug <> wrote:

> On 9/14/2016 2:15 AM, wrote:
>> I've tried both the file hexextract.out and an UTF-8 encoded version of the file hexextract.out, both wordlists yield to the same "wordlist contains NULL bytes - aborting" error.
> Remove the 2 lines with these passwords:
> [240600046375]
> [4000646f6232]
> and the null problems will go away.

Thank you for the tip. My question is a little bit wider though: is there any way for john to handle passwords with null character? Are those password just artifacts (from a hacking attempt for example), or could they be legitimate?


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