9.19.2011 – Updated for latest openssl and john jumbo patch on Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.4
Password cracking Windows hashes on Linux using John the Ripper (JtR). If you prefer the Linux operating system JtR is the password cracking utility to use. By default JtR does not support the hashes that we are interested in cracking. See below for installation and patching instructions for JtR. Applying the patch to JtR adds the functionality to crack NTLM and MS-Cache passwords. NOTE: This install was done on Ubuntu 10.4 LTS but should work on any Linux system since we are compiling from source.