Only way to gain confidence is through experience. Read the wiki articles on the various attack modes, start experimenting with different attacks, and learn what works and what doesn't work.

Also, I wouldn't recommend that a n00b start out with slow and/or salted hashes. Find yourself a nice, large raw md5 or raw sha1 dump with lots of low-hanging fruit to play with.

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MS-CACHEv2 - by inigma117 - 01-28-2015, 11:34 PM
RE: MS-CACHEv2 - by epixoip - 01-28-2015, 11:56 PM
RE: MS-CACHEv2 - by inigma117 - 01-29-2015, 12:40 AM
RE: MS-CACHEv2 - by atom - 01-29-2015, 12:12 PM