Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 08:38:35 +0800 From: Ian B <Ian.Blakeley@...lhouse-communications.co.uk> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Extracting the hash from MS word On 29/04/2021 16:48 Ian B penned these words: > On 28/04/2021 20:39 magnum penned these words: > >> This is now https://github.com/openwall/john/issues/4705 on GitHub. >> >> Ian, best would be if you could apply the patch I posted and re-build, >> then possibly crack at least one of your documents using whatever >> knowledge you might have about possible passwords. If we just get a >> notice you succeed with that, we can commit some permanent code for this. >> >> Failing that, we'd probably need to install some old Windows and old >> (pre 2003) Word (or Office) in a virtual machine, fiddle with the >> registry to disable 40-bit RC4 and/or enable 56-bit and try to create a >> sample document with a known password. > > > Thanks. I've got your patched version, extracted the hash and I am starting to > see if I can crack anything it may take a while. I'll update later > No luck so far, still working on it. Tried various lists with rules, telephone numbers etc. I obviously must have 1) switched away from known passwords or simple words 2) switched versions since the encryption is different. Had a thought yesterday that it may have been my daughters work left on my PC so have contacted and sent the file to her too. She's on a short break home next week if she has any luck I'll know then. In the meantime I'll crack on. -- Ian
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