John the Ripper v1.7.8-jumbo-7 Released

John the Ripper is free and Open Source software, distributed primarily in source code form. If you would rather use a commercial product tailored for your specific operating system, please consider John the Ripper Pro, which is distributed primarily in the form of “native” packages for the target operating systems and in general is meant to be easier to install and use while delivering optimal performance.

Changelog v1.7.8 Jumbo 7

  • Support for encrypted pkzip archives has been added, testing millions
  • of candidate passwords per second. (JimF)
  • (This is in addition to WinZip/AES archives, support for which was added
  • in prior -jumbo updates.)
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion salted SHA-512 hashes has been added
  • (enabled when building against OpenSSL 0.9.8+ only), with optional OpenMP
  • parallelization. (Solar)
  • Optional OpenMP parallelization has been added for salted SHA-1 hashes
  • used by Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6. (Solar)
  • PoC support for DES-based 10-character tripcodes has been added (does
  • not use the bitslice DES implementation yet, hence is slow). (Solar)
  • The DIGEST-MD5 authentication cracker has been revised to be usable
  • without requiring source code customizations. (magnum)
  • Highly experimental support for dynamically loaded plugins (adding new
  • formats) has been added (currently only enabled on Linux). (David Jones)
  • Added the ability for the john.conf file to “.include” other .conf
  • files and/or individual sections (e.g., a wordlist rules section may
  • include more rules from elsewhere). (JimF)
  • John now makes an attempt to suppress duplicate rules (handy along
  • with the “.include” feature). (JimF)
  • More character encodings are now supported.  The full list is: raw,
  • utf-8, iso-8859-1, iso-8859-7, iso-8859-15, koi8-r, cp437, cp737, cp850,
  • cp858, cp866, cp1251, cp1252, cp1253.
  • Full encoding support for “single crack” mode, rules, and character
  • classes has been implemented. (JimF/magnum)
  • Full encoding support for all formats, including md5_gen. (JimF/magnum)
  • Some new character classes have been added. (JimF/magnum)
  • Support for user-defined character classes has been added, along with
  • some samples in the default john.conf. (magnum)
  • New rule reject flag “->N” (reject unless length N is supported by the
  • current hash/cipher type). (magnum)
  • New Boolean options in john.conf: LogCrackedPasswords, AlwaysReportUTF8,
  • UnicodeStoreUTF8, CPstoreUTF8. (magnum)
  • raw-md5-unicode has been replaced with faster ‘thin’ raw-md5u. (magnum)
  • The generic crypt(3) module now recognizes some “subformats”
  • (md5/sha256/sha512), solely for benchmarking. (magnum)
  • Wordlist mode is now much faster when using memory buffer and running
  • against a fast hash/cipher type. (JimF/magnum)
  • Unicode DumbForce-like external mode samples have been added (Dumb16
  • and Dumb32). (magnum)
  • Numerous bug, performance, and portability fixes (JimF/magnum/Solar)

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