Decryption of a password

What happens

Hello Everyone, I am trying to decrypt a hashed password with John The Ripper, but the program is taking too long to perform the task. The password is hashed with the method MySQL 160bit - SHA-1(SHA-1($pass)) (Got this output from the hash-identifier command)

What do you understand or find about that problem

John The Ripper uses a method against a dictionary, and if the password that it is cracking is not in the dictionary it will take time to complete the task since it will run with the brute force method.

Did you try any workaround? What did you do?

I have tried to crack the password using other tools like gpp-decrypt, ophcrack, and a web page. However, it did not work.


I need help with

Could you please suggest another tool different from gpp-decrypt and ophcrack.

Hi, I hope you are well!

You can use the hashcat tool to do dictionary attacks against this kind of hashes, it has many hashes modes and it does support the one you mention.

Also remember that a hash cannot be decrypted:

Hashing vs. Encryption: What is the difference? | NordVPN.

Any other questions feel free to reply.