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Cracking SHA-1 Hashes
password-cracking-hashes-basics | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
The SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) is a popular 160-bit hash function standardized by NIST in 1991. It was widely used to store hashed passwords and verify the integrity of files/binaries.
A SHA-1 hash of a password is provided in digest.txt file. The password is either taken from the dictionary or generated using the password policy. The digest.txt file and the dictionary file "1000000-password-seclists.txt" is present in the user's home directory.
Objective: Recover the password.
If the Dictionary attack fails then the password Policy
- Password length is less than 6 characters i.e. 0 < length < 6
- Password can only contain characters from this character set: a-z, 0-9
Its a very direct question - consult the hashcat manual.
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