Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2020 08:27:48 +0530 From: Namita Diwedi <namita93diwedi@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Getting error while using john command Hi Solar, I tried running commands as described by you.It started and since 9 days i am running it continuously but no result so far. Can you please tell if i miss something or it generally takes this much time Attaching log file for your reference. On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:39 PM Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > Hi Namita, > > On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 06:40:37PM +0530, Namita Diwedi wrote: > > While using john.exe command i am getting error as > > > > Warning: invalid UTF-8 seen reading backup.rar > > This suggests that you're trying to run "john" on your RAR archive > directly, which isn't supposed to work. Instead, the commands should be > something like: > > rar2john backup.rar > backup.txt > john backup.txt > > > Warning: detected hash type "HMAC-SHA256", but the string is also > > recognized as "HMAC-SHA512" > > Use the "--format=HMAC-SHA512" option to force loading these as that type > > instead > > oracle: Input file is not UTF-8. Please use --input-enc to specify a > > codepage. > > Warning: only loading hashes of type "HMAC-SHA256", but also saw type > > "HMAC-SHA224" > > Use the "--format=HMAC-SHA224" option to force loading hashes of that > type > > instead > > Error: UTF-16 BOM seen in input file. > > These messages will also go away when you use the programs properly. > > We could want to enhance "john" to detect common misuses like this and > suggest usage of the proper *2john tool. I'm afraid many people just > leave "john" running in similar cases when they're not lucky enough to > have tripped a fatal error like we see here. > > Unrelated, but reminded by the above: > > magnum, why is it that we care about character encodings of password > hash files? Should we? I understand why we care about character > encodings in wordlists, but not in password hash files. > > Also, why is seeing a UTF-16 BOM a fatal error? Apparently, people are > running into this once in a while - perhaps in misuses of the tools > similar to the above (in which case it's good luck the error happens to > be triggered), but maybe not always. > > Alexander > Content of type "text/html" skipped Download attachment "john - Copy.rar" of type "application/octet-stream" (42414 bytes)
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