Quick Tutorial: Crack zip password using fcrackzip in Kali Linux

fcrackzip is a tool used to identify passwords of zip file. This tool works on simple concept of bruteforce.

You can install fcrackzip by following simple steps:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fcrackzip

Verify installation

$ fcrackzip --help

Example Usage

$ fcrackzip -u -D -p /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt <password-zip-file>


-u : use unzip file to identify passwords

-D : use a dictionary

-p : input password

$ fcrackzip -b -l 5–12 -v -u <password-zip-file>


-b : brute force option

-l : check password with minimum and max length

-v : verbose


This is short tutorial to explain installation and simple usage of fcrackzip on Kali Linux.

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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3 Responses

  1. Phsico says:

    Can i do the -b search without additional characters?

  2. Ravi says:

    Major thanks for the post. Really thank you! Keep writing. Orlando Malak

  3. bahis oyna says:

    And, she does it professionally. superior article. Noble Bulgrin

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