Backtrack, Cracking, Wordlist

How to make a wordlist in BackTrack

Crunch is a wordlist generator where you can specify a standard character set or a character set you specify. crunch can generate all possible combinations and permutations.


  • crunch generates wordlists in both combination and permutation ways
  • it can breakup output by number of lines or file size
  • now has resume support
  • pattern now supports number and symbols
  • pattern now supports upper and lower case characters separately
  • adds a status report when generating multiple files
  • new -l option for literal support of @,%^
  • new -d option to limit duplicate characters see man file for details
  • now has unicode support

Run it

Go to Applications->BackTrack->Privilege escalation->Password attacks->Offline attacks->crunch


./crunch 6 8 abc123! -o wordlist.lst

To produce passwords that contain only a b c 1 2 3 ! and have length between 6 and 8 characters.

Move your new wordlist to /pentest/passwords/wordlists if you’d like.