So recently there has been lots of news about the linkedin password hashes being leaked which was finally confirmed on the linkedin blog.

Many of the hashes first 5 chars are obfuscated with zeros so it’s understood these are the passwords already cracked, presumably the simple ones?

1. There are 3,521,180 hashes that begin with 00000. I believe that these represent hashes that the hackers have already broken and… Continue reading

So you’ve got oclHashcat and you want to practice cracking hashes but you’ve got no hashes? Fear not! There are hashes listed below for you to play with or if you would like to generate hashes yourself download my perl module here and have a play with making them and then cracking yourself: svn checkout hashcat-passgen Direct link to code here. (Big thanks to atom at for giving… Continue reading