Hey guys, today I have a bit of a sneaky tutorial. I will be showing you how to crack hashes. Common algorithms can be found here: .
In this process you will require the following things.
After you have downloaded the Hashcat GUI interface you will have to extract all the files. This software is mass compressed, it will take a long time to extract as it is about 1.66GB large.
Then you will have to download the wordlists with the link given.These are basic text files including just words, numbers and symbols. The program(hashcat) will go through each word, hash it to your input algorithm and match it with your given hash. It will repeat this process through all of the words and you will get your answer, BUT NOTE you WONT ALWAYS get the password. It all depends on the password strength, so ultimately it's better to have alot of wordlists. PLACE ALL WORDLISTS IN ONE FOLDER, AFTER EXTRACTION!
When you have downloaded all the required things and you're ready to go open up Notepad and put your hash in. If you want to put multiple hashes separate them with line breaks and MAKE SURE THEY ARE THE SAME TYPE. Then save the Notepad document as a .txt on your desktop or where ever.
For this tutorial I will be using the password: lol encrypted in MD5 -> 9cdfb439c7876e703e307864c9167a15.
Open up hashcat according to your OS Bit version (32/64). When you open up the program you will be prompted with:
Select "CPU ONLY". Then your main interface will open up.
On the interface select these options.
After selecting your relevant options click the "Start" button on the bottom left of the interface.
A command prompt console should pop up and it will handle the process. Be patient this will take time depending on the amount of your wordlists, the strength of the passwords also the speed of your CPU.
If your password cracked it should look like:
There you should have successfully cracked your hash!! Don't give-up if you didn't crack your passwords, keep looking for wordlists or you can even request cracking at: or you could even request it on my thread:
If you have anymore questions regarding to cracking or using this program please PM me or post below. Hope this tutorial was useful.
Last edited by LEzStarz; 05-27-2012 at 03:17 PM.
Should I download the whole list of wordlists? Or just English?
how can i use this for facebook or windows live ?