I have a computer from the 1990s. It has an (extent) EFS file-system which cannot be wrote to in linux, so i cannot reset the password manually. So i have to crack my password. For this I am trying to use John the ripper.
in a file me2, I have an entry from the original /etc/passwd file: root:8sh9JBUR0VYeQ:0:0:Super-User,,,,,,,:/:/bin/ksh
Some people from another thread suggested this might be a DES password.
So here, I am trying to crack this password, so I can get back into this computer.
sudo john me2 Loaded 1 password hash (descrypt, traditional crypt(3) [DES 128/128 SSE2-16]) Press 'q' or Ctrl-C to abort, almost any other key for status Warning: MaxLen = 13 is too large for the current hash type, reduced to 8
I see the warning, and I am wondering what that means. I left John the ripper running for a few hours and came back. It seems like its still going... So I'm thinking something must not be right.