Password hacking / password cracking – www.hashkiller.co.uk
If password cracking is a subject that you’d like to find out more about, then I’d highly recommend www.hashkiller.co.uk.
Step 1 – Crack your MD5 hash
Decrypter/Cracker > MD5 Decrypter
Here you can see options for NTLM and SHA1 crackers.
Step 2 – paste in your hash
Paste your hash into the cracker – remember to enter the captcha in the bottom left hand corner
The hash shown is for the password “cracker” – lets see if hashkiller knows about it.
If Hashkiller has your password, the cracked password will appear.
The MD5 password that I hashed was “cracker” – which they instantly cracked🙂 They offer the same online tools for both NTLM and SHA1 hashes. Remember that you must use the correct hashing algorithm to crack a password.
There is one last point to consider; if Hashkiller can instantly crack your password, then your password is not secure.
Step 3 – Unknown Hash – use Hash ID
Download Hash ID where the hashing algorithm is unknown. This will ID the hash for you.
HASH ID will ID the hash being used
If you can’t crack the hash directly – send it to http://www.hashkiller.co.uk where dedicated crackers will attempt to crack it. They will be able to identify the hash by its characteristics eg wordpress MD 5 hashes:
Step 4 – Read the Forums
To really understand cracking, enjoy reading the forums, which include a password cracking request section if you need to crack your own password.