Basic password cracking with hashcat

Wait, what type of hash is it?

# you need python3 already installed
pip install hashid
hashid <hash>
# MD5
5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99
# LM
E52CAC67419A9A224A3B108F3FA6CB6D
# SHA1
5baa61e4c9b93f3f0682250b6cf8331b7ee68fd8
# SHA2
5e884898da28047151d0e56f8dc6292773603d0d6aabbdd62a11ef721d1542d8
You can see MD5 in the top results

Now I know the hash algorithm, so what?

In each position, we can have 26 possible characters (considering only the minuscule Latin letters)

Password lists

Rockyou list on Kali Linux

Some cracking attempts

Searching for MD5 mode
# on kali linux /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt
hashcat -m 0 bdc87b9c894da5168059e00ebffb9077 path/to/wordlists/rockyou.txt
Hashcat result for the first hash, mode md5, and password list rockyou.txt

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