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Cracking Protected Files


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.

zip2john > hash
cat hash
hash output
apt install seclists
john --wordlist='2020-200_most_used_passwords.txt' hash


iloveyou (

iloveyou is the password to the zip file.

cat flag.txt