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Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 19:34:06 +0200
From: MA40 <>
Subject: Bitcoin and John the Ripper - Algorithm update. When?

With John the Ripper you can find the passwords for the "wallet.dat" file
hashes. The private keys of the Bitcoins that the owner of the file owns
are encrypted in these files.

The hashes of the "wallet.dat" files are recorded using two different

      - One results in hashes starting with "$bitcoin$96$..." (This is the
old one).

      - And the other, (the modern one), results in hashes starting with

The latest version of John the Ripper (v-1.9.0), which is from April 12,
2019, only works with the old algorithm.

Can the next version be expected to bring the modern algorithm built-in?

Thank you.


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