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Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:23:07 +0000
From: "Knight, Tom" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: RE: Just tell me the password's crackable, not what it

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Rumble [] 
Sent: 12 December 2018 12:51
Subject: Re: [john-users] Just tell me the password's crackable, not what it is?

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 7:45 AM Knight, Tom <> wrote:

> > Hi all.
> >
> > I've looked through the FAQ, wiki and had a small search of this list 
> > and not seen the answer, so I need to ask. Please be patient if this 
> > sounds obvious or daft.
> >
> > I'd like to audit the passwords held on my system, but I don't want to 
> > know what the passwords are.
> >


> It's not easy to find, but Securemode sounds closest to your needs found in John.conf, turn it to Y.
> # If set to Y, do not output, log or store cracked passwords verbatim.
> # This implies a different default .pot database file "secure.pot" instead # of "john.pot" but it can still be overridden using --pot=FILE.
> # This also overrides other options, e.g. LogCrackedPasswords.
> SecureMode = N
> -rich


Many thanks,


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