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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:13:36 +1030
From: Sebastian Hudson <>
Subject: How to increase Max Length? / Very long passwords

Hi, so I’m aware that what I’m trying to do might actually be impossible but I still want to try and find a way because it’s just for fun so why not.
I hope I can explain this all well.

I’m trying to crack an sha256 hash, but the password itself is an sha256 hash.
For example:
If the hash is e0bc614e4fd035a488619799853b075143deea596c477b8dc077e309c0fe42e9
then the actually password would be 6b86b273ff34fce19d6b804eff5a3f5747ada4eaa22f1d49c01e52ddb7875b4b.

The main problem I’ve come across is just the length of it. Prince mode won’t try to crack anything with a Max Length of 32 and Markov won’t try anything over 30.
Is there a way to change the Max Length to more?

The reason I tried to use prince was I made a wordlist that broke up the permutations into groups of 8. Eg: aab3d7ef. If I could get it to try every combination of 8 of these (8x8=64) randomly then maybe it would just stumble on the password.

Ideally I think if there was a way to just keep hashing the last attempt over and over it might stumbled on the password too. Eg: if it tried

perhaps that would be quicker?

If anyone has any other ideas that would be great!
I’m just doing this as a hobby after finding some interesting articles on hashes and cracking etc… so my knowledge isn’t heaps.


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