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Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:15:56 +0630
From: Xender Cage <>
Subject: Re: Bruteforce auto-generated md5crypt

Thanks for the reply, Rich and Darren.

I think, dump-force is the best suitable options for me.
How do I force john to switch to "dump-force" mode?

The Incremental doesn't suit in this case, because as I said it first use
the word-list and make a hybrid attack first.
It is "$john --incremental mypasswd".

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 3:57 AM, Darren Rhodes <> wrote:

> Hi Xender,
> The brute force mode is actually called incremental mode
> john --incremental mypasswd
> On 19/12/16 09:12, Xender Cage wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm kind of having a headache trying to figure out how to put the john
>> into
>> bruteforce mode.
>> I'm trying to recover the md5crypt password.
>> It's used with generator and it generate all kind of printable char in the
>> password.
>> The problem is "How can I put the john to the bruteforce mode?" and not a
>> hybrid mode.
>> Because john start to crack with words and usually using sequence digits
>> which is used to crack the human set password.
>> For an example, it gave password like !4#25L but john crack with
>> mdedne..mdedia which is obviously not in this case.
>> Please help me.
>> I spend nearly a week and it's still using "dytyr..dyte1" like password.

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