I generated two hashes from this site:

Plaintext 1 (p1): world
Salt 1 (s1): hello
Hash 1 (h1): 936a185caaa266bb9cbe981e9e05cb78cd732b0b3280eb944412bb6f8f8f07af

Plaintext 2 (p2): world2
Salt 2 (s2): hello2
Hash 2 (h2): 36d357c14829ba5bcb75d33c4edd3b7691fece0317ff898ce9709fb6911c9ab9

This is the content of hash.txt:


This is the content of dummy_wordlist.txt:


I use the command:

john --format=dynamic_61 --wordlist dummy_wordlist.txt hash.txt

Output is:

PS C:\Users\user\Desktop> john --format=dynamic_61 --wordlist dummy_wordlist.txt hash.txt
Using default input encoding: UTF-8
Loaded 2 password hashes with 2 different salts (dynamic_61 [sha256($s.$p) 256/256 AVX2 8x])
Warning: no OpenMP support for this hash type, consider --fork=12
Press 'q' or Ctrl-C to abort, almost any other key for status
world            (username)
1g 0:00:00:00 DONE (2021-09-11 13:28) 333.3g/s 1182Kp/s 2302Kc/s 2302KC/s Hammer..sss
Use the "--show --format=dynamic_61" options to display all of the cracked passwords reliably
Session completed
PS C:\Users\user\Desktop>

However, on checking the cracked passwords, only one of them is visible:

PS C:\Users\user\Desktop> john --show --format=dynamic_61 .\hash.txt

1 password hash cracked, 1 left
PS C:\Users\user\Desktop>

I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

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    The output shows that it is trying the words Hammer..sss, which are not in your wordlist. I'd double-check that it is using your wordlist and not a default list.
    – schroeder
    Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 14:25

1 Answer 1


You are using the wrong syntax to specify the wordlist. There should be an equals sign = between --wordlist and the name of the wordlist.

Wrong: john --format=dynamic_61 --wordlist dummy_wordlist.txt hash.txt

Correct: john --format=dynamic_61 --wordlist=dummy_wordlist.txt hash.txt

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