Help with simple mask
Why is this working?

hashcat-cli64.exe --stdout -a 3 -m 0 hash.txt -i -1 ?u ?1?1?1?1?1?1?1?1

It seems to be using the hash as charset
I don't think you know what --stdout does.
Actually, when I remove --stdout it seems to work fine.
(04-10-2016, 06:31 PM)Xanadrel Wrote: I don't think you know what --stdout does.

Evidently, I thought it was a way to see what is being generated.
No that's not the purpose of --stdout. It's used to pipe or redirect the candidates. In your case the hash is read as maskfile and since it does not include any wildcards it's printed as-is.