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Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 22:36:08 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Break a virtual drive

On 2018-12-27 18:56, Solar Designer wrote:
> While I'm happy that Dhiru's work might help Alexandre gain access to
> this locked drive, this has nothing to do with JtR since there's no
> password cracking involved - rather, there's a tool by Dhiru to reset
> the password.  Thus, I think we should in fact end this thread here.
> Dhiru, I expect you will reply to Alexandre off-list.

Agreed, although I didn't think of that, yet.

> A general question we may discuss is whether we should possibly bundle
> password reset tools and such along wth JtR (and then their discussion
> would become on-topic here), or keep JtR as a password cracker only.

That is an interesting question: We have things like cisco2john.pl that 
tries to de-obfuscate obfuscated passwords for cracking actual hashes. 
That's a grey zone. Personally I'd be fine with including scripts (in 
Jumbo) to de-obfuscate anything. I agree it's off-scope but it's also a 
password seed issue, and as such it's totally viable.

magnum

> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 03:31:45PM -0200, alexandre_drake@...oo.com.br wrote:
>> Dear Dhiru Kholia,
>>
>>
>> Thank you for the new information. I really apreciate it aus till now I have no success in this matter and still have my Samnsung partially locked by a encrypted password. I saw in Github.com that there is some discussions about this topic, for example "decrypt-msr-files-v2.py". Although I work with IT, I am not a developer anymore...so not familiar with new languages and technicks. As far as I could understand the code was written in python but I don't know this language. If it??s the case of installing a compilator and compile the code in my note I think I can do but I would apreciate some guidelines to do this job and finally access my external HD Samsung.
>> Could you indicate this steps to help me or any documentation to make it easier to me ?
>>
>>
>> Thanks a lot,
>>
>>
>> Alexandre
>>
>>
>> -----Mensagem original-----
>> De: Dhiru Kholia [mailto:dhiru.kholia@...il.com]
>> Enviada em: ter??a-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2018 07:49
>> Para: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
>> Cc: alexandre_drake@...oo.com.br
>> Assunto: Re: [john-users] Break a virtual drive
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM <alexandre_drake@...oo.com.br> wrote:
>>> I lost the password of the Secret Zone in my external Samsung HD. Well, I know my password has no more than 7 or 8 digits but I am not familiar with the techniques of breaking passwords. I thought to use a "brute force" software but have read that would need a dump archive and have no idea how to extract it from the HD software.
>>
>>
>> This thread has a happy ending.
>>
>>
>> Check out https://github.com/kholia/SecretZone project.
>>
>>
>> This allows one to decrypt any MSR file without any password.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dhiru
> 


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