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February 22, 2011  11:23 PM

Using John the Ripper to brute md5 hashes – Part 3



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
hashes, John The Ripper, md5

To start john with a list of passwords to try you can use;

john --wordlist=english.txt --pot=out --format=raw-MD5 u_password
The input english.txt is a dictionary file, and this is NOT pre-hashed.  John will run through the list and hash the string then compare it to the 'u_password'...

February 22, 2011  11:11 PM

Using John the Ripper to brute md5 hashes – Part 2



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
hash, John The Ripper, md5

Rainbow tables are a very very quick and effective way to figure out a password, but they have a big problem, and I mean big.  They are incredibly large, the more you pre-hash the bigger they get, they can be in the terabytes depending how many characters you are doing. The other method is...


February 22, 2011  11:04 PM

Using John the Ripper to brute md5 hashes – Part 1



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
John The Ripper, md5. jtr

So there is a few types of hashes you may come across, on most Unix type systems you could have a MD5 hash password file.  But not just a MD5 hash, these will include a salt to make the hash unique. Now other systems will use hashes, say like a web application. Now you could do these with a...


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