In this article we will see a technique to find the password of a protected zip file using the free Linux distro called Kali Linux.

Find the password of a protected zip file

Let’s start with the guide. Open the terminal and type:

gedit text

A new txt file is opened, we write inside the protected test file. Now we’re going to zipper and secure the file. We write the command:

zip –password hello text

OK, now let’s open the file with this command:


The system will ask us to enter the password.

 We can see all the tool options typing:

fcrackzip –hello

Set the tool with the chosen parameters and write the command:

fcrackzip -b -c a -l 1-5 -u

Perfect, we found the password!

How you can see finding the password of a protected zip file was very simple and fast.

Have fun and see you in the next article.

N.B.: I do not assume any responsibility for the use you make of the guide, as it is written for didactic and formative use.

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