This guide will briefly explain how to use Hashcat to crack hashes at the fastest possible pace.
Step 1: Download the latest Hashcat version (binaries) onto your preferred machine.
Step 2: Open your Hashcat directory, shift right click anywhere and select “Open command window here”
Step 3: Once you’ve got your command prompt open in the necessary directory, depending on your OS version, you’ll be using “hashcat64.exe” or “hashcat32.exe”
(Example) hashcat64.exe -m 0 hashes.txt -o found_hashes.txt --remove wordlist -r rules\best64.rule
(hashcat64.exe): hashcat64.exe/hashcat32.exe | Depending on your OS (-m): Values for Hashcat can be found [here](https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=example_hashes). | Ex. 0 = MD5, 100 = SHA1 (hashes.txt): This is your file with HASHES ONLY (-o): This is your output file for found hashes. (--remove): Removes found hashes from your hashes file. (wordlist): This is your wordlist(s), can either be a directory/folder or a file. (-r): Rulesets! These greatly alter your wordlists, rules obviously apply rules to your wordlists, altering them in different ways depending on the ruleset, my recommendations in order from most difficult to easiest. -r rules/best64.rule -r rules/favorite_rules/blandyuk.rule -r rules/blandyuk_sym_pre_app.rule -r rules/favorite_rules/1.Pengo.rule -r rules/top/top_5000.rule -r rules/rockyou-30000.rule -r rules/dive.rule -r rules/NSAKEY.rule
Here is the rules’ folder; https://mega.nz/#!1W…kklYGomAjjZlIq4