Mask Attack in hashcat-legacy

It is possible to use a mask attack (as already directly supported by hashcat) in hashcat-legacy. To do it you will need maskprocessor, the ability to use mkfifo (on Unix-like operating systems - it probably won't work on windows), and obviously hashcat.

How to

I'll assume you are in your hashcat directory and maskprocessor is in the higher directory, in maskprocessor-0.65/.

$ mkfifo dict

This will create a 'fifo' called 'dict'

Then we use :

$ ../maskprocessor-0.65/mp64.bin -o dict ?l?l?l?l?d?d?d?d

And in another shell (or screen session) :

$ ./hashcat-cli64.bin -m 0 -n 2 -c 512 -o found.txt hashes.txt dict

Explanations

../maskprocessor-0.65/mp64.bin -o dict ?l?l?l?l?d?d?d?d

With maskprocessor we generate all the possible combinations with the mask ?l?l?l?l?d?d?d?d (4 lowercase chars followed by 4 digits) and tell it to output these combinations in our fifo 'dict'

./hashcat-cli64.bin -m 0 -n 2 -c 512 -o found.txt hashes.txt dict

Then we launch hashcat-cli with our fifo as it was a normal dict file.

And hopefully you will get an output looking like this :

Added hashes from file hashes.txt: 5142830 (1 salts)

Wordlist..: dict
Index.....: 1/1 (segment), 59651869 (words), 536866821 (bytes)
Recovered.: 0/5142830 hashes, 0/1 salts
Speed/sec.: 7.96M plains, 7.96M words
Progress..: 59651869/59651869 (100.00%)
Running...: 00:00:00:08
Estimated.: --:--:--:--

[...]

Wordlist..: dict
Index.....: 77/1 (segment), 36217956 (words), 325961604 (bytes)
Recovered.: 19/5142830 hashes, 0/1 salts
Speed/sec.: 5.57M plains, 5.57M words
Progress..: 36217956/36217956 (100.00%)
Running...: 00:00:00:06
Estimated.: --:--:--:--

(Note the Indexes numbers :p)