Pwnhub presents John The Ripper John.pot and Conclusions.
Did I just rickroll you via password hashes? well yeah, I did and I refused to apologize. This post took me a day to write up and unfortunately you have to deal with the consequences. So, what happens to all the password hashes that get cracked by john? Well, they get stored in a file called john.pot. You can use locate on your system to find this but it is usually located in
/root/.john/john.pot. If you’re trying to crack a hash but are getting an error message then it is likely you have already cracked it. Deleted the john.pot file or remove the line with the cracked has in order to re-crack the file.