Crack Zip Password

Last modified: 2023-03-28


When unzipping archived files, we're sometimes asked the passphrase. We may be able to crack the password with various ways.

John The Ripper

Format the archived file to make the John to recognize it, then crack the hash using John.

zip2john > hash.txt
john --wordlist=wordlist.txt hash.txt


# -u: unzip
# -D: dictionary
# -p: strgin as initial password/file
fcrackzip -u -D -p passwords.txt