We implement the password anywhere for security purpose, but if you forget the password then it becomes a super headache.
You have put the password on rar or zip file and you didn’t open for a long time. You forgot password when you tried to open again.
Today I am going to share how to crack zip password by using Fcrackzip on both operating system windows as well as Kali Linux. You can crack zip password by running simple commands. some commands will give your a password in clear text formate.
The scenario of crack zip password by fcrackzip windows
Sometimes we want to protect our important documents and put into zip archives. There is a feature into zipping to protect with a password. But forgetting is human nature. If we don’t use this file along time and forget the password.
The problem starts now. when you forget zip file password. and you are looking for a solution everywhere because you have an important document inside a zip archive. In this tutorial, I am going to give you the solution to this problem. after reading this article you become a zip password hunting person.
How to use fcrackzip Windows
fcrackzip windows is a very old tool and didn’t update for a long time you can download from here Download fcrackzip windows
and visit the home page: http://oldhome.schmorp.de/marc/fcrackzip.html
Follow the given steps to crack zip file password:
- Download fcrackzip and extract it on Desktop
- Open cmd and change directory to Desktop
- See Available options by using the command
Fcrackzip Linux to crack zip password in Kali Linux
If you are using Kali Linux then, It was pre-installed in previous versions. In the latest version of Kali Linux fcrackzip is not installed by default so first you need to install on Kali Linux.
Install frcrackzip in Kali Linux
It is similar and simple to install on Kali Linux, ubuntu, or debian based OS. Kali Linux is one of Debian based operating system.
Basically we used the apt-get command to install any package, but package must be on repository.
You can’t install fcrackzip by apt-get command.
I run the following command and get the following error
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install frcackzip [sudo] password for vijay: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package frcackzip [email protected]:~$
I understood, the package doesn’t exist on repository as i am looking for. So I decided to use another way to install package.
Install deb file of fcrackzip on Kali Linux
I searched around the internet and find a useful link to download fcrackzip for Kali Linux.
You can download from this link. I have used wget command to download this file as see example in below:
[email protected]:~$ wget http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/f/fcrackzip/fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb --2020-06-18 12:48:16-- http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/f/fcrackzip/fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb Resolving ftp.br.debian.org (ftp.br.debian.org)... 126.96.36.199, 2801:82:80ff:8000::4 Connecting to ftp.br.debian.org (ftp.br.debian.org)|188.8.131.52|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 28824 (28K) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb’ fcrackzip_1.0-10_a 100%[===============>] 28.15K 58.6KB/s in 0.5s 2020-06-18 12:48:23 (58.6 KB/s) - ‘fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb’ saved [28824/28824] [email protected]:~$
It’s comprehended for using ls command to check downloading done or not.
You can install deb file on Kali Linux by using dpkg command the command will be as follows:
$sudo dpkg -i fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package fcrackzip. (Reading database ... 297995 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack fcrackzip_1.0-10_amd64.deb ... Unpacking fcrackzip (1.0-10) ... Setting up fcrackzip (1.0-10) ... Processing triggers for kali-menu (2020.2.1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ... [email protected]:~$
Use fcrackzip to crack zip password in Kali Linux
You can follow the given steps:
- Open terminal and execute the following command
In this example I am going to show you about brute force attack and with fcrackzip -b switch can be used for the brute-force attack. If you want to use dictionary attack use -D switch.
You can use the following command to crack zip password by fcrackzip tool in Kali Linux
fcrackzip -b -c ‘a1’ -l 6-10 -v -u /root/Desktop/sssss.zip
-b = brute-force attack
-c = Charset ‘a1’ (a for small alphabet and 1 for numeric value)
-l = Length of password (min length-max length)
-v = verbose (no compulsory )
-u = Use unzip and path of password protected file
Hit Enter and wait for the password!