Security :How to Crack Zip Files Password on ubuntu

If you forget your password for compressed archive (rar, 7z, zip), RarCrack is the solution. RarCrack uses a brute-force algorithm to find correct password. You can specify which characters will be used in password generations.

Preparing your system for installation

Install the following package

[email protected]:~$ aptitude install libxml2-dev build-essential

Download the latest version of rarcrack from here

[email protected]:~$ wgethttp://sourceforge.net/projects/rarcrack/files/rarcrack-0.2/%5BUnnamed%20release%5D/rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2/download

Extract the tarball file
[email protected]:~$tar xvjf rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2
[email protected]:~$cd rarcrack-0.2
[email protected]:~$make
[email protected]:~$make install

Using Rarcrack

rarcrack your_encrypted_archive.ext [–threads thread_num] [–type rar|zip|7z]

Example with a rar-file, 7z-file, and zip-file

[email protected]:~$rarcrack password_protected.rar
[email protected]:~$rarcrack password_protected.7z
[email protected]:~$rarcrack password_protected.zip

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