How to get hashcat 6.2.5 to work on Ubuntu 18
Follow these steps to get Hashcat 6.2.5 up and running on Ubuntu 18:
- Start by running the command sudo apt-get update to update the package list.
- Run the command to install the dependencies you need: sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libhwloc-dev libssl-dev git
- Running the command git clone https://github.com/hashcat/hashcat.git
- Change into the hashcat directory with the command: cd hashcat
- Run the command git checkout v6.2.5 to get version 6.2.5.
- Run make to put Hashcat together.
- Once the compilation is done, you can run Hashcat by typing./hashcat as a command.
You can move the binary to a directory in your PATH variable if you want to use Hashcat as a user who is not root.
Please keep in mind that Hashcat can be hard on your computer’s RAM and CPU, so make sure your system has enough of both. Also, some hash modes might need extra dependencies, so make sure you have them installed before you try to crack a hash.
It’s always a good idea to check the hashcat website for the most recent version and installation instructions, since the process may change over time.