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Hashcat is known in the community of security experts among the fastest and most advanced password recovery and recovery tools in the world.

It is open-source and has an internal rule engine, more than 200 types of Hash, an integrated benchmarking system,this known that Hashcat is used as the best source for password recovery and decryption.

It can be said that it is a free software with an MIT license, this system authorizes us to use a hash chain and acquire it with a precalculated list of values ​​using threads, and performing in the graphic processing unit for parallel processing, it is essential to have Noted that Hash is stored in the database as plain text.

Among the most notorious features of Hashcat, it is the optimization of the keys and its dictionary, it is also possible to achieve attacks, but it is worth remembering that it is necessary to have Hashcat installed on the PC,Within the cracker, which carries out this program, you can now reach the encryption of the famous Diskcryptor system, which is based on various types of encryption, that is, it finds a master password, we will be able to penetrate all the contents of the general disk

 

First we download Hashcat from the following link.

wget http://hashcat.net/files/hashcat-5.1.0.7z

Then we unzip the files

7za x hashcat-5.1.0.7z

we enter the directory

cd hashcat-5.1.0/

we execute the help of our tool

 ./hashcat64.bin --help

If you don’t want to write a lot then you can use the following command.

ln -s hashcat64.bin hct

./hct --help

We will start using the tool.

./hashcat64.bin 

In the previous image we see an example of how to use the tool.

./hashcat64.bin -m 0 -a 3 53ab0dff8ecc7d5a18b4416d00568f02 ?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d 

– . /hashcat64.exe es un archivo ejecutable
-m 0 es una opción que establece el tipo de hash MD5
-a 3 es una opción, cuyo valor desencadena el ataque de máscara
-53ab0dff8ecc7d5a18b4416d00568f02 es un hash para ser descifrado
-? l? l? l? l? l? l? l? l es una máscara que especifica la generación de contraseñas de ocho caracteres que consisten en letras minúsculas.

With the year example you can start your first test, we hope this tool meets your expectations.

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References:

https://github.com/hashcat/hashcat/ 

https://hashcat.net/hashcat/