Password Cracking with John the Ripper

 In today’s blog, I am going to show you the password cracking tool JOHN The Ripper

John the Ripper is a free open source password cracking software tool. Developed for the Unix operating system. Now it runs on fifteen different platforms. This tool is also helpful in the recovery of the password, in case you forget your password you can recover your password with this tool. It helps to crack the password stored in the computer in hash form. John the ripper is popular because of the dictionary attacks and is mainly used in brute force attacks.

John the ripper tool is pre-install in kali Linux both the command line and graphical user interface. you can download manually also


The use of this tool in kali linux, steps will be like :-

Proof of concept:-

Open your kali Linux click application and then password cracking option.

 John the Ripper  command line tool.

First we need to add a new user account. I add lucifer

After that we need to check the user password in shadow file.

run the command /etc/passwd and you can check the username lucifer with the encrypted password

Now we need to create a txt file and copy all the shadow password and paste into the txt file

after doing this we need to open the txt file with the john tool

Now we need to decrypt password with command john password.txt  After enter this command hint enter we decrypt all the password listed in the shadow file

command john –show password.txt to show the decrypted password

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USB Data Recovery

USB data recovery with Autopsy tool

Hello Everyone,

In this blog, we are going to discuss the USB Data Recovery with Autopsy tool. Autopsy is an open-source forensic platform used to recover lost, deleted data. Autopsy is a fast, well-planned, exhaustive hard drive investigation solution tool that evolves with your need. the first release in 2000. It has many features like registry analysis, keyword search, email analysis, media playback, multi-user cases, timeline analysis, malicious file detection, and much more.


An autopsy is easy to install, to download clink on the link and run the Autopsy MSI installer file

follow the instruction and install it.

How to use ?

Lets begin……

Run the Autopsy and click on New case

Now fill the case detail, Case name and Directory to save the case file, and click next.

Now Optional information here add case number and other basic detail and then click on finish.

Now choose we need to use the data source type, in my case local disk and then click on next

Now here we have to click the data source for which we are doing the
investigation process

Here we have the physical USB drive is available so we will click on Local Disk option and then click to next step

Select the required ingest module and click on next

Now it will add the data source and will take some time. Be patience !

The data source is added and click on finish, all the module ingested now you can start investigating

Now open the data source check the deleted file. Here we found a lot of deleted files.

Now we can open deleted data one by one also we can save it. And Our USB Data recovery tutorial with autopsy for digital investigation ends here.

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