Hello guys…..I think everyone must be surfing the entire web in search of password list to be used in Dictionary attack…for Ex. You require a strong wordlist for cracking WPA encryption in wifi hacking!!!Right???
So in this tutorial we will create our own wordlist by using the tool called “crunch”.
“Crunch” is a tool used for creating password list & also it can be used to compress the output file in various formats.
Fire up your Backtrack machine goto command prompt & type ;—
If not there you can download from
to install it
- tar –zxf crunch-3.2.tgz
- make install
Now open up new prompt
Goto cd /pentest/passwords/crunch
Here is the basic usage if CRUNCH
./crunch [min. Length] [maximum length] [character set] –o /root/Desktop/wordlist.txt
It will create a file on desktop by name wordlist.txt
./crunch 1 2 1234567890 –o /root/Desktop/wordlist
Hereby we creating a wordlist of minimum 1 & maximum 2 digit & saving the output file on desktop
*if you give
./crunch 3 4 –o /root/Desktop/wordlist
By default it will create small alphabets wordlist with minimum 3 words & maximum 4 words
You can also add special symbols too & explore it to know how to compress the output file we are getting.