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Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:32:30 +0530
From: Anuj Sharma <>
Subject: Re: Password Crack

Executed the command(crack.txt is the filename):

john --format=raw-md5 crack.txt

Result: Unknown cipher text format name requested

Next I executed:

john --format=md5 crack.txt

Result:No Password hashes loaded(See FAQ)

Crack.txt has the contents:

KIndly advise on how I can get this working.

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 2:11 AM, JJ Gray <>wrote:

> On 22/11/2012 16:15, Anuj Sharma wrote:
> > The file "mypassword.txt" contains the has value
> > '5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592' (without the quotes). The plaintext of
> > this is 'hello'.
> >
> > Why is JTR taking such a long time to crack this password? Am I doing
> > something wrong?
> You need to specify the format in many cases as there are a variety of
> hash formats that generate visually similar hash types. Assuming DVWA
> I'm guessing it's MD5 then use that format:
> C:\CLI Tools\John>cat test
> user:5d41402abc4b2a76b9719d911017c592:::::
> C:\CLI Tools\John>john.exe --format=raw-md5 test
> Loaded 1 password hash (Raw MD5 [128/128 SSE2 intrinsics 12x])
> hello            (user)
> guesses: 1  time: 0:00:00:00 DONE (Thu Nov 22 20:36:50 2012)  c/s: 27548
>  trying: money - hello

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