Hash-Buster v3.0 – Crack Hashes In Seconds
Hashing is a cryptographic method that can be used to authenticate the authenticity and integrity of various types of information. It is widely used in authentication systems to circumvent storing plaintext passwords in databases but is also used to authenticate files, documents, and other types of data. This makes the communication between sender and receiver more secure. Although it’s not totally secure, there are various tools that can crack the hashes and get the results in plain text format. Hash-Buster is an automated tool developed in the Python Language which cracks all types of hashes in seconds.
Hash-Buster tool can automatically detect the type of hash also tool can identify hashes from a directory, recursively. Hash-buster tool is available on the GitHub platform, it’s free and open-source to use.
Installation of Hash-Buster Tool on Kali Linux OS
Step 1: Use the following command to install the tool in your Kali Linux operating system.
git clone https://github.com/s0md3v/Hash-Buster.git
Step 2: Now use the following command to move into the directory of the tool. You have to move in the directory in order to run the tool.
Step 3: You are in the directory of the Hash-Buster. Now install the tool by using the following command.
sudo make install
Step 4: Now use the following command to run the tool and check the help section.
Working with Hash-Buster Tool on Kali Linux OS
Example 1: Cracking a single hash
buster -s a6eb56f80be8a120436d6f1c9b8d87ca
In this example, we are cracking the single hash which is inputted by using the -s tag.
Example 2: Finding hashes from a directory
buster -d /home/kali/Videos/
In this example, the tool will search the hashes in the directory and it will be cracked.
Cracked hash results are displayed in the below screenshot.
Example 3: Cracking hashes from a file
buster -f hashes.txt
In this example, we will be cracking multiple hashes which are specified in the hashes.txt file.
Results are displayed in the below screenshot.
Example 4: Specifying number of threads
buster -s a6eb56f80be8a120436d6f1c9b8d87ca -t 10
In this example, we are specifying the value of threads for faster execution.