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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2020 22:30:44 -0500
From: David Sutherland <>
Subject: Re: GUI-based attack configuration


On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 2:55 PM Solar Designer <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Here's a project I hadn't heard of and personally have no use for, but
> someone might find useful or relevant as a UI example:
> "Mentalist is a graphical tool for custom wordlist generation.  It
> utilizes common human paradigms for constructing passwords and can
> output the full wordlist as well as rules compatible with Hashcat and
> John the Ripper."
> This reminded me of the following thoughts I had earlier:
> Maybe we should enhance Johnny with optional GUI-based construction of
> wordlist rules.
> Additionally, now that we support many end-user password recovery use
> cases, it's desirable to have some UI (a web page or GUI app?)
> comfortable for a typical user to specify whatever they recall about the
> password.  It should actively inquire the user about that, as (from my
> experience) people may be at a loss on what kind of information to
> provide despite of actually having the information.  This should result
> in automatic selection of cracking mode(s) to use and configuration of
> those.  Ideally, it should also inform the user of the resulting
> keyspace and expected attack duration (maybe given a pre-specified speed
> that the user can edit).
> Alexander

David C. Sutherland   |  (310) 729-6411 (c)  |  Lindale, Texas

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