I installed kali linux, that comes with John the ripper. I have a password-protected zip file. I'm pretty sure the password is complex. I first convert the zip into a hash:
sudo zip2john FILE_LOCATION > zippedzip.txt
It took around 20 seconds to run that command.
sudo john --format=zip ZIPPEDZIP.TXT_LOCATION
However I keep getting an error:
Using default input encoding: UTF-8 No password hashes loaded (see FAQ)
I'm pretty new to John the ripper, but didn't I already load in a hash?
I then took a look at the FAQ but that confused me.
So next I tried to just run a wordlist through the hash
I used the following wordlist: https://github.com/danielmiessler/SecLists/blob/master/Passwords/Common-Credentials/10-million-password-list-top-100000.txt
So after trying both methods, I'm not really sure how to crack this zip.