Des Password Cracking And Jtr

paug's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
Newbie Member
I am learning the Ins and Outs of password security and how to test passwords with John The Ripper. Can anyone teach me how to crack this password: .$xvcF8YX41U6

I believe it's a DES encrypted password. I already learned how to decrypt and test MD5 hashes, now I need to test DES passwords.
linuxswan's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2008
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Paug then post one new topic where please teach how to decrypt and test MD5 hashes.

that knowledge will help us
neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
look for any DES cracker online, i dont think this is a DES encrypted thing. Check..!
XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
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i dont think thats a MD5 or a DES encryption i think its a ASCII encryption actually
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
Know what you can do.
I went to this site and tried to decrypt it in one of those formats but none worked http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/
XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
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lol dont user a program on decrypting ascii actually ill post a tutorail on how to do it one second
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
Know what you can do.
Thanx, but is that ASCII?
XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
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i think so because of all the characters

here is a brief example on decrypting ascii let say i have A 4 5 v k ^ %

A=0
4=+1
5=+2
v=+3
so the first letter always stays with the first one so a will always be A 4+1=5 so so far its

a5

and you keep on adding + to each number

its more difficult but thats just the basic
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
Know what you can do.
It sound complicated, I will have to read up on that sometime...
XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
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no its really easy u just have to get the hang of it it pissed me off but i finally got it you can learn it in like 5 minutes lol tis easy