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Usually when you run a bruce force attack, hardware can generate & compare millions or even billions passphase per seconds. But in wordlist attack, store billions of passphase in text file already take GBs of harddrive & time to generate & prepare. If i want to run a wordlist attack with trillions of passphase. Is there any trick for this to make it fast or take less space?
You can assemble the passphrases from a one-word-per-line wordlist, using princeprocessor, and then pipe it to hashcat, using one of the prince_*.rule rules files to supply more work to the GPUs.
Combinator Attack (-a 1) lets you merge two wordlists, and you can append rules as well.
Rules are your friends! I've gained a lot of respect for the mad geniuses that came up with one rule.

That plus rockyou has a stupid amount of success.

Well tuned masks are lethal as well.

One consideration when approaching a session is that masks and rules are handled in the GPU, all other generation and feeding is done by the cpu; pre-generation can actually slow you down a lot.

This article was a real eyeopener for me: https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=fre...full_speed