How to Crack LM and NTLM Hash: CudaHashcat

November 2, 2016 | Views: 29311

Begin Learning Cyber Security for FREE Now!

FREE REGISTRATIONAlready a Member Login Here

Hi, guys!

Today I will show you how to crack windows password hashes.

Tools used:

  • CudaHashcat
  • Cain and Abel
  • A strong dictionary

OK, let me clear some things up, first: When you save your password in windows, it is encrypted into hashes. Hashes are stored in the SAM file. I will crack that SAM file.


  1. Run Cain and Abel as admin.
  2. Click on the cracker tab.
  3. Now click on the LM and NTLM hashes.
  4. Now click on the blue button(add button blue color symbol)
  5. Now add the SAM and SYSTEM file here (if you don’t know how to extract these files then please stop reading and follow the video link below)
  6. Now extract NThashes from the files and copy-paste it into a new text file and save it with the extension .hash
  7. Copy the hash file into the hashcat folder.
  8. Run cmd as admin.
  9. Go into the hashcat folder from cmd.
  10. Run the following command ::
    • hashcat -m 1000 password.hash rockyou.txt (m=mode of cracking , 1000 for NTLM hashes)
    • Check status and if the password is cracked or not.

Here is the video I created to demonstrate:

Did you like this article? Here’s a related post.





Share with Friends
Use Cybytes and
Tip the Author!
Share with Friends
Ready to share your knowledge and expertise?
  1. 7523868886

  2. Guys which are interested can comment their whatsapp no. On youtube below the video. I wanna create a whatsapp group for sharing.

Comment on This

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Our Revolution

We believe Cyber Security training should be free, for everyone, FOREVER. Everyone, everywhere, deserves the OPPORTUNITY to learn, begin and grow a career in this fascinating field. Therefore, Cybrary is a free community where people, companies and training come together to give everyone the ability to collaborate in an open source way that is revolutionizing the cyber security educational experience.

Support Cybrary

Donate Here to Get This Month's Donor Badge


We recommend always using caution when following any link

Are you sure you want to continue?