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How to generate hashed password with a random salt for /etc/shadow from the command line in Linux using Python.
How to download a file using salt state from the remote HTTP/HTTPS server without knowing the file's source_hash.
"John the Ripper" - is a fast password cracker. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.
Most likely you do not need to install "John the Ripper" system-wide.
Instead, after you extract the distribution archive and possibly compile the source code (see below), you may simply enter the "run" directory and invoke John from there.
There are two main things, that can help to identify hash type :
There is a cool script, named "Hash Identifier". The name pretty much describes it.
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