Release Notes: Besides the update to 1.7.3 (and thus including all of the improvements of that version in a well-tested native package), new with this release is official support for Windows NTLM (MD4-based) and Mac OS X 10.4+ salted SHA-1 hashes. Also included is a pre-built RPM package for 64-bit capable systems, which makes use of 64-bit mode extended SSE2. This is a free upgrade for everyone who has purchased the product in the past.
Release Notes: John the Ripper Pro builds upon the free version to deliver a commercial product better tailored for specific operating systems. It is distributed primarily in the form of "native" packages for the target operating systems. Currently available is an RPM package for Linux/x86 with processor type detection and support for SSE2 and MMX. A large multilingual wordlist has been included in the package, and the documentation has been revised to be specific for the given package and OS rather than generic. The full source code sufficient to rebuild the package is also provided.