Princeprocessor – Password Attack using PRINCE Algorithm

The princeprocessor is a password candidate generator and can be thought of as an advanced combinator attack. Rather than taking as input two different wordlists and then outputting all the possible two word combinations though, princeprocessor only has one input wordlist and builds “chains” of combined words. These chains can have 1 to N words from the input wordlist concatenated together.

Princeprocessor - Password Attack using PRINCE Algorithm
Princeprocessor – Password Attack using PRINCE Algorithm

So for example if it is outputting guesses of length four, it could generate them using combinations from the input wordlist such as:

  • 4 letter word
  • 2 letter word + 2 letter word
  • 1 letter word + 3 letter word
  • 3 letter word + 1 letter word
  • 1 letter word + 1 letter word + 2 letter word
  • 1 letter word + 2 letter word + 1 letter word
  • 2 letter word + 1 letter word + 1 letter word
  • 1 letter word + 1 letter word + 1 letter word + 1 letter word

The name PRINCE is used as an acronym and stands for PRobability INfinite Chained Elements, which are the building blocks of the algorithm. This is one method to crack password by creating chains of combined words using a single dictionary.

The tool allow to have several options to choose password min / max length and select character classes to pass / filter , select start / stop range. this is based on the initial input file you provide.

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://github.com/hashcat/princeprocessor

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