CTF Crypto Challenge
Given a salt, salted hash, and word list, determine which word from the word list corresponds to the salted hash (i.e., crack the password).
Clone the repo if you plan to do development, or simply download it using
go get github.com/danzek/ctf-crypto-challenge
go run main.go /path/to/word/list.txt salt:hash [salt:hash ...]
To generate 10 sample salted hashes from the word list (assumes word list is named
words.txt and is in the
go run main.go crackme test
Of course you can compile it for your platform with
go build and run whatever you name the executable as well.
I once helped a colleague with a specific CTF problem involving receiving 10 salted hashes (with salts provided) and having to decrypt them using a supplied word list in a short time frame. At the time, we decided to use Python but it was too slow to solve the challenge in the time provided. Now over a year later I'm learning Go and figured this might be a fun project to return to for educational purposes. If it helps you, even better!
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