What can I download a real free dictionary to use with John the Ripper? And where do I install the dictionary?

  • jtr comes with a real dictionary - there are many others available online - how you install them is found in the jtr documentation
    – schroeder
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 22:19
  • Google around for wordlists.
    – Henry F
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 22:22

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This link provides download for various password dictionaries: https://wiki.skullsecurity.org/Passwords

This include
- 500-worst-passwords
- rockyou
- phpbb
- conflicker
- and more!

You can find hundrets of these via a simple google search

You can use these files with the --wordlist parameter (assuming you are using command line). See the John documentation for more information for how to use John.

I hope this answers your question.

  • Jonas - the question was closed as off topic 15 minutes ago. Please don't keep adding more info to your answer.
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 22:35

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