All releases of John the Ripper

  •  30 May 2013 11:35
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    Release Notes: Incremental mode's efficiency has been improved, and its length and character set limitations in default builds have been lifted. More speed metrics have been added to the status line. Trivial parallel and distributed processing has been implemented with new --fork and --node options. Bitmaps have been implemented for faster comparison of computed vs. loaded hashes. Cracking of bcrypt on 32-bit x86 with GCC 4.2+ and DES-based tripcodes has been sped up. Reconstruction of ASCII encodings of LM hashes has been implemented to save RAM. The formats interface has been made more GPU-friendly. Many formats have been renamed. The license has been relaxed.

    •  20 Sep 2012 21:50
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      Release Notes: This is mostly a bugfix release. Besides the many bugfixes (mostly for issues introduced with -jumbo-6), it adds support for cracking of KeePass 2.x and RAdmin 2.x passwords and more varieties of PKZIP archives. It also adds GPU support under recent Mac OS X releases, provides speedups for many of the previously-supported formats, and includes minor new features and documentation updates.

      •  29 Jun 2012 12:18
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        Release Notes: CUDA and OpenCL support has been added. Support for Mac OS X keychains, KeePass 1.x, Password Safe, ODF and Office 2007/2010 files, Firefox/Thunderbird master passwords, RAR -p, WPA-PSK, VNC and SIP C/Rs, HMAC-SHA-*, RACF, builtin SHA-crypt, DragonFly BSD SHA-2, Django, Drupal 7, WoltLab BB3, new EPiServer, GOST, and LinkedIn raw SHA-1 has been added, with OpenMP, CUDA, and/or OpenCL for many of these. Optimizations have been made and OpenMP/CUDA/OpenCL added for many of the previously-supported (non-)hashes. AMD XOP is now used for MD4/MD5/SHA-1. Many main program features and tiny new programs have been added.

        •  18 Dec 2011 19:49
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          Release Notes: -jumbo was rebased on 1.7.9. Support for RADIUS shared secrets and for SHA-0 was added. MSSQL (old and 2005), MySQL (SHA-1 based), and Lotus5 hashing were optimized. OpenMP parallelization was added for Lotus5. x86-64 builds now make use of SSE2 intrinsics for more hash and cipher types. More i-suffixed make targets were added (which use an icc-generated assembly file for SSE2 intrinsics), including for 32-bit x86 builds. An MD4 implementation in assembly for x86/SSE2 and MMX was added. An alternate implementation of NTLM hashing was added (--format=nt2). A binary build for Windows was made.

          •  23 Nov 2011 12:36
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            Release Notes: OpenMP parallelization of MD5-crypt and bitslice DES has been added. DES key setup has been reworked. x86-64 assembly code for DES S-boxes has been optimized. Support for DES-based tripcodes has been added. Larger hash table sizes for faster processing of millions of hashes per salt have been added. Detection of Intel AVX and AMD XOP with fallback to an alternate program binary has been added. Fallback to a non-OpenMP build has been added. A benchmark result comparison tool has been added. The bundled common passwords list has been updated. Many minor enhancements and a few bugfixes were made.

            •  09 Nov 2011 13:40
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              Release Notes: OpenMP support has been added for MD5-based crypt(3) and Apache $apr1$ hashes when building with SSE2 intrinsics, as well as for SAP CODVN B and SAP CODVN G. Raw MD4 has been enhanced with optional SSE2 intrinsics. The SSE2 intrinsics code for MD4, MD5, and SHA-1 has been pre-built with Intel's compiler into an assembly file, used with the new i-suffixed make targets. Support for occasional false positives or multiple correct guesses has been added and made use of for WinZip/AES and CRC-32. md5_gen has been renamed to dynamic. Numerous other fixes and enhancements have been made.

              •  21 Sep 2011 21:26
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                Release Notes: Support for cracking of encrypted PKZIP archives, Mac OS X 10.7 salted SHA-512 hashes, and DES-based tripcodes has been added. Optional OpenMP parallelization has been added for salted SHA-1 hashes of Mac OS X 10.4-10.6. DIGEST-MD5 cracker has been revised to be usable without requiring source code customizations. Experimental support for dynamically loaded plugins has been added. ".include" directive support and duplicate rule suppression have been added for john.conf. Support for additional character encodings and related features has been added. Numerous other enhancements have been made.

                •  03 Aug 2011 17:04
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                  Release Notes: Support for more character encodings via the new "--encoding" option has been added (currently UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, koi8-r, and cp1251). Support for raw SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 hashes has been added. The Makefile has been revised to work with Solaris native make again.

                  •  24 Jul 2011 00:39
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                    Release Notes: Support for compile-time plugins has been introduced to make it easy to create non-conflicting source code patches adding new hash and cipher types. Performance at MSCash2 (Domain Cached Credentials of modern Windows systems) has been improved through the use of SSE2. "Generic MD5" code has been enhanced to provide more of the MD5 and SHA-1 based hash types under more build targets. WinZip/AES cracker has been enhanced with optional OpenMP parallelization.

                    •  03 Jul 2011 00:26
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                      Release Notes: The jumbo patch has been rebased to 1.7.8. Support for cracking password-protected WinZip archives with AES encryption has been added. Compile-time detection of OpenSSL 0.9.8+ has been added, automatically enabling support for Sybase ASE and hmailserver hashes. The performance on MSCash2 (Domain Cached Credentials of modern Windows systems) has been improved. Other minor performance and portability improvements have been made.

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