Hashcat basics

The following is specific to Kali Linux. After recovering hashes from the target create a text file with the hashes separated by a new line. Save it in the current working directory as something like hash.txt. Make sure you have unzipped the rockyou.txt password list as this is the password file we will be using […]

Cracking the passwords from the shadow and passwd files.

So you’ve managed to get root on a linux virtual machine, congrats! However this isn’t where the fun stops. From here you can access the files containing the usernames and their hashed passwords. These files are known as the passwd and shadow files. They can be combined into one file using the unshadow tool so […]