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Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:41:44 -0400
From: Chris Bonk <>
Cc: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Using PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256

Chiming back in.

I solved the issue. I made the mistake of base64 encoding literally the hex

@jfoug is correct.

I needed to modify the derivation and salt to be encoding to base64 from

I ended up using hashcat, which is currently running.

I hope this helps anyone else if they encounter similar issues.


On Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at 23:16 jfoug <> wrote:

> On 6/9/2018 6:40 PM, magnum wrote:
> > That's valid data for sure, but it's 44 bytes and that hash doesn't
> > load - I have no idea why. I believe JimF wrote the current
> > incarnation of the format.
> AFAIK, the input string was an ITW format, and thus processed as it is.
> I was provided the input hashes, and wrote the format to use them.  Why
> they are the way they are, I can not say for sure.

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