TryHackMe – Hashing – Crypto 101

This is just Task 5 & 6, because those ones were fun for me. I did this on my own VM of Kali and therefore may be different if you use the TryHackMe attackbox.

Task 5: Password Cracking

First step for me was to look up the wordlist and I’m glad I did, because rockyou was zipped.

I used the following to unzip the file in: /usr/share/wordlists/

sudo gzip -d rockyou.txt.gz

Now that is done we will proceed with the question at hand:

Q1: Crack this hash: $2a$06$7yoU3Ng8dHTXphAg913cyO6Bjs3K5lBnwq5FJyA6d01pMSrddr1ZG

Let’s put this in a file:

echo '$2a$06$7yoU3Ng8dHTXphAg913cyO6Bjs3K5lBnwq5FJyA6d01pMSrddr1ZG'> hash.txt

Look at the prefix. This means the hash type is bcrypt. Notice we added the to the front of the string and we added ‘> to the end of the string. Next, run this command:

john hash.txt --format=bcrypt --wordlist=/usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt

A1: 85208520

This is fun let’s do another…

Q2: Crack this hash: 9eb7ee7f551d2f0ac684981bd1f1e2fa4a37590199636753efe614d4db30e8e1

Again we put it in a file:

echo '9eb7ee7f551d2f0ac684981bd1f1e2fa4a37590199636753efe614d4db30e8e1'> hash256.txt

This is sha256 so we need to change the format on our command when we run JohntheRipper on it.

john hash256.txt --format=raw-sha256 --wordlist=/usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt

Our results look like this:

A2: halloween

Q3: Crack this hash: $6$GQXVvW4EuM$ehD6jWiMsfNorxy5SINsgdlxmAEl3.yif0/c3NqzGLa0P.S7KRDYjycw5bnYkF5ZtB8wQy8KnskuWQS3Yr1wQ0

This one is sha512crypt so we will change our format in the following command, but first we create our file:

echo '$6$GQXVvW4EuM$ehD6jWiMsfNorxy5SINsgdlxmAEl3.yif0/c3NqzGLa0P.S7KRDYjycw5bnYkF5ZtB8wQy8KnskuWQS3Yr1wQ0'> hash512crypt.txt

john hash512crypt.txt --format=sha512crypt --wordlist=/usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt

A3: spaceman

Q4: Bored of this yet? Crack this hash: b6b0d451bbf6fed658659a9e7e5598fe

This is Md5, but using rockyou won’t work. The hint says use the internet. So, using, we find:

A4: funforyou

Task 6: Hashing for integrity checking

Q1: What’s the SHA1 sum for the amd64 Kali 2019.4 ISO?

Download and open the first file. The answer is on the first line:

A1: 186c5227e24ceb60deb711f1bdc34ad9f4718ff9

Q2: What’s the hashcat mode number for HMAC-SHA512 (key = $pass)?

Go to the website in the hint: Do a find on “HMAC-SHA512” and you should find the answer:

A2: 1750

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