Expander / fingerprint attack
I was readingĀ this article about a fingerprint attack and decided to try it. The results on a picked clean by multiple dictionary attacks and a few rule attacks hashlist is impressive (in 27 min I got about 2.4% of the remaining). However, I noticed that the founds are 8 characters max. Looking at expander's source, that makes sense as the max pattern length is hard coded as 4 and 4+4 =8. I could take the source and increase that number and recompile, but should I?

The reason I ask is I've got lots of passwords longer than 8 characters I found by the earlier mentioned methods. I've found five 31 character passwords! So I'm pretty sure some of the remaining un-cracked hashes are more than 8 characters.

But I also suspect the 4 limit wasn't arbitrarily chosen. Can someone shed some light on what my next step should be to use the attack on the 9+ character passwords? Maybe combinator my expander dictionary with itself to make a new dict and then run the combinater with the new and old dict? Or would switching to rules be [in general] a better strategy?

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Expander / fingerprint attack - by rsberzerker - 08-12-2017, 03:44 AM
RE: Expander / fingerprint attack - by epixoip - 08-12-2017, 09:21 AM