Cracking Protected Files

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Cracking Protected Files

Find the password protected file, in our case for this example it's a winzip password protected file.

Extract the crackable information using john the ripper tools.

I used a Kali linux VM to crack the password protected file.

[1.] zip2john > hash

[2.] cat hash

hash output

[3.] apt install seclists

[4.] john --wordlist='2020-200_most_used_passwords.txt' hash


iloveyou (

iloveyou is the password to the zip file.

[5.] unzip

[6.] cat flag.txt