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John the Ripper Password Cracker (Fast Mode)

This module uses John the Ripper to identify weak passwords that have been acquired as hashed files (loot) or raw LANMAN/NTLM hashes (hashdump). The goal of this module is to find trivial passwords in a short amount of time. To crack complex passwords or use large wordlists, John the Ripper should be used outside of Metasploit. This initial version just handles LM/NTLM credentials from hashdump and uses the standard wordlist and rules.

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Module Name



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Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/analyze/jtr_crack_fast msf auxiliary(jtr_crack_fast) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(jtr_crack_fast) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(jtr_crack_fast) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(jtr_crack_fast) > run