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Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 08:04:00 -0800
From: Royce Williams <>
Subject: Re: Brute force Easy-RSA CA key with JTR?

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 7:45 AM Alexandre Badalo <>

> Nice, pem2john seems to work (at least JTR recognizes it ;) ), now let's
> see if i can get mask attack (not sure how it is called on JTR) to work ;)


To validate your approach, consider creating a new key from scratch with a
known plaintext, and then extract and attack it using the same methodology.

You'd hate to waste a lot of time on an approach that is silently
inapplicable. :)


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