Project Toolkit 005: HashCat

Hashing

Hashing is based on a one-way mathematical function that is relatively easy to compute but significantly harder to reverse.

Hashcat

Hashcat is a well-known password cracker that is capable of breaking even the most complex password representations. To accomplish this, it enables the cracking of a specific password in a variety of ways, combining versatility and speed.

How to install hashcat?

The hashcat can be installed to Linux, Windows, and macOS. The latest version of hashcat can be obtained from the hashcat website at http://www.hashcat.net/hashcat . You will need 7zip to decompress the downloaded archive.

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How to crack a password via a dictionary attack.

First of all, we have to put the hashed password in a file. I put the hashed value of ‘admin’ in a hash file.

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