By far the most popular download from my dictionary based rainbow tables has been the input dictionary I created based on keyboard combos. It's been downloaded close to 2000 times which means about 1995 more people have downloaded it than read this blog ;) So of course I'm looking to improve on it. The original dictionary was created thanks to an abundance of free time and my own personal lack of carpal tunnel syndrom as I typed each entry into it. The problem of course was that I've since found out that there were many keyboard combos that I missed.
So that's why God, (or at least Solar Designer), created external moduals for John the Ripper. One of them simulates a keyboard layout so if you type
./john -stdout -external=keyboard
It will start to output different strings based on how close the keys are on your actual keyboard. Me being the lazy person I am of course decided to pipe the output of that into a file to create a new and improved "keyboard dictionary". The problem is I left it running and after a while started to wonder why it hadn't stopped. Checking on it, I found that the file it had been creating filled up over 18 gigs of disk space. That's not acceptable.
I really don't have anything else to offer right now, but I just wanted to give you a status update and let you know it's a problem I'm working on ;)
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