This repository contains a set of shell scripts designed to facilitate the ethical hacking process using John the Ripper, a powerful password cracking tool.

The project is divided into two main scripts: and, each serving a distinct purpose in the password cracking workflow.

Files: This script automates the setup process by updating system repositories, installing necessary dependencies, downloading and compiling John the Ripper from source code, and verifying the installation.

It encompasses steps 1 to 5 of the password cracking workflow. This script focuses on the password cracking process, including downloading the rockyou.txt wordlist, extracting the hash from a target RAR file, cracking the password hash using the wordlist, and analyzing the results.

It encompasses steps 6 to 9 of the password cracking workflow. Usage:

1:Clone the repository to your local machine using the command:

2:Navigate to the repository directory:

cd ethical-hacking-john-the-ripper

3:Make the shell scripts executable:

chmod +x

4:Execute the script to set up the environment:


5:Execute the script to perform the password cracking process:



Ensure that you have appropriate permissions to execute the scripts. Modify the target_file.rar variable in to specify the path to your target RAR file.

These scripts are intended for educational and ethical hacking purposes only. Usage for malicious activities is strictly prohibited.

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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