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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:11:54 +0200
From: Marek Wrzosek <>
Subject: Re: Error: wordlist contains NULL bytes - aborting

W dniu 14.09.2016 o 21:37, Frank Dittrich pisze:
> "cracking" SHA1 hashes of random garbage bytes are hardly a use case
> john should support, IMHO.
Apparently hashcat cracks random garbage "passwords" too.

> Is there any system which really accepts random bytes including line
> feeds and null bytes in passwords?
I don't know, ask patpro ;-)

> How do you enter such passwords as a user? And even if you can, should
> you ever do this?
I know person, who entered alt-codes on windows at login, but I don't
remember if he told me what kind of characters they was.

> How would you know (as a user who didn't audit the system in use) that
> the system will not silently convert your
> "pass\0word" into pass?
You'll never know, until you try to crack it.

Marek Wrzosek

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