Hey Folks, today we are again bringing you an exciting topic, in which we will show you how we can crack password-protected PDF file through “Zydra” tool. Zydra is a file password recovery tool and Linux shadow file cracker. It uses the dictionary search or Brute force method for cracking passwords.

Lets take a look 🙂 !!


Now first of all we will download this tool from gihtub and after downloading is done we will go to the directory and execute the “bash” command to install some dependencies before start the tool.

Done 🙂 !! All the work is done and now we are ready to boot this tool using the following command.

Create Password-Protected PDF File

Now we need to create a password-protected PDF file that we have already created. Now we will move our file from the current directory to the directory of the tool.

As you can see almost everything is done and we are ready to jump towards the attack.

Done 🙂 !! After providing the PDF file and wordlist, it successfully finds the valid password in just seconds.

Usage 🙂 !! python3 Zydra.py -f < pdf file with location > -d < your custom wordlist >

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Shubham Goyal Certified Ethical Hacker, information security analyst, penetration tester and researcher. Can be Contact on Linkedin.

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