So I made a bruteforce program for sha-X hashes and MD5 using wordlists in Python. I know Python is probably one of the worst languages for this, but it's only for learning purposes. I think this was a good way for me to learn optimization. I am still a beginner in coding, so my code might have some things that aren't the best :) I am searching for some help on optimizing the program and also learn about multiprocessing and if there is a way I can add it to my program :)

#!/usr/bin/env python
# coding:utf-8
# Author:                Thewizy
# Date:                  19-02-2019
# Purpose:               Find password from hashes using wordlists
# Prerequisites:         A big wordlist and of course hashes
# And now - the fun part :>

import os
import datetime
import argparse
import itertools
from urllib.request import hashlib
from progress.bar import Bar

def main():

def countlines_hashfile():
    with open(h) as myfile:
        count = sum(1 for line in myfile)
        return count

def countlines_wordfile():
    with open(w) as myfile:
        count2 = sum(1 for line in myfile)
        return count2

def wordlist_options():
    path = "tmp"

    if not os.path.exists(path):
    with open(w) as f:
        with open(os.path.join(path, "tmp.txt"), 'w') as temp_file:
            for line in f:
                if args.replace:
                    line = replace(line)
                if args.repeat:
                    line = line + line
                if args.uppercase:
                    line = line.upper()
                if args.title:
                    line = line.title()

            temp_file_name = temp_file.name
    return temp_file_name

def hashmethod():

    hash_file = open(h).read()

    for hash in hash_file.split("\n"):
        # find type of hash are the hashes in the hash file with the length of it else raise an error message
        lenght = len(hash)
        if lenght == 32:     # MD5

        elif lenght == 40:   # sha1

        elif lenght == 56:  # sha224

        elif lenght == 64:   # sha256

        elif lenght == 96:   # sha284

        elif lenght == 128:  # sha512

            print(" /!\ Invalid Hash: " + hash + " /!\ ")


def wordhasher(word,hashline):

    if hashmethod_list[hashline] == 1:
        hashedguess = hashlib.md5(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
    elif hashmethod_list[hashline] == 2:
        hashedguess = hashlib.sha1(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
    elif hashmethod_list[hashline] == 3:
        hashedguess = hashlib.sha224(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
    elif hashmethod_list[hashline] == 4:
        hashedguess = hashlib.sha256(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
    elif hashmethod_list[hashline] == 5:
        hashedguess = hashlib.sha384(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
    elif hashmethod_list[hashline] == 6:
        hashedguess = hashlib.sha512(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()
        hashedguess = "ERROR"
        parser.error(" /!\ Invalid Hash Line: " + str(hashline + 1) + " /!\ ")  # should QUIT doesnt work now

    return hashedguess

def normal():
    hashline = 0
    i = 0
    word_list = open(w).read()
    bar = Bar("<<PASSWORD TESTED>>", max=lines_wordfile)

    for word in word_list.split("\n"):

        if args.prog:
        savedword = word

        while True:

            # Reset the hash line to line 0 when all hashes have been checked and print the guessed password
            if hashline >= lines_hashfile:
                hashline = 0
                if args.show:
                if args.numbers:
                    l = len(digits_list)
                    if i - 1 >= int(l -1):
                        i = 0
                        nd = digits_list[i]
                        i += 1
                        if args.front:
                            word = str(nd) + savedword
                        elif args.extremity:
                            word = str(nd) + savedword + str(nd)
                            word = savedword + str(nd)


            # Read the next hash in the list
            hash = hash_list[hashline]

            # Check if the word hashed is equal to the hash in file

            if wordhasher(word,hashline) == hash:
                result = word + " Line " + str(hashline + 1) + ": " + hash

            hashline += 1
    if args.prog:

def replace(word):
    word = word.replace("e", "3").replace("a", "4").replace("o", "0")
    return word

def dates():

    dates = []
    dates_day = ["1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","01","02","03","04","05","06","07","08","09","10","11","12","13",
    dates_month = ["1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","01","02","03","04","05","06","07","08","09","10","11","12"]

    for days, month in itertools.product(dates_day, dates_month):

    for years in range(1875,2020):
    return dates

def numbers(number_digits):
    i = 0
    digits_list = []

    while i <= int(number_digits):
        n = str(i)
        i += 1

    return digits_list

def readresult():

    end_time = datetime.datetime.now()
    print("Time taken: -{" + str(end_time - start_time) + "}-")

    if not result_list:
        print("No Password Found")
        for a in result_list:
            if args.save:
                s = open(save, "a")

if __name__ == '__main__':

    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="Ultimate Sha1/256/512 and MD5 hashes Bruteforcer with dictionaries",
                                     usage="%(prog)s.py <your_wordlist.txt> <your_hashlist.txt> -option1 etc...")

    parser.add_argument("wordlist", help="The wordlist you wish to use.(Example: wordlist.txt)", type=str)
    parser.add_argument("hashlist", help="The hashlist you wish to find the password.(Example: hashlist.txt)", type=str)
    parser.add_argument("-n", "--numbers",default=False, dest="numbers", action="store_true",
                        help="Put numbers at the end of each word")
    parser.add_argument("--common", default=False, dest="common", action="store_true",
                        help="Use most common number used in password only")
    parser.add_argument("--dates", default=False, dest="dates", action="store_true",
                        help="Use all possible dates")
    parser.add_argument("--fr", default=False, dest="front", action="store_true",
                        help="Change the numbers to be at the beggining of the word")
    parser.add_argument("--ex", default=False, dest="extremity", action="store_true",
                        help="Change the numbers to be at the extremity of the word")
    parser.add_argument("-r", "--replace", default=False, dest="replace", action="store_true",
                        help="Replace every E by 3, every A by 4, and every = O by 0(zéro)")
    parser.add_argument("-p", "--repeat", default=False, dest="repeat", action="store_true",
                        help="repeat the word two times")
    parser.add_argument("-u", "--upper", default=False, dest="uppercase", action="store_true",
                        help="Change the word in uppercase")
    parser.add_argument("-t", "--title", default=False, dest="title", action="store_true",
                        help="Write the word as a title, ex: title word -> Title Word")
    parser.add_argument("-s", "--save", default=False, dest="save", action="store_true",
                        help="Save the results in a text file.")
    parser.add_argument("-pr", "--progression", default=False, dest="prog", action="store_true",
                        help="Show the progression of the scan with a progression bar"
                             "might be useful to explain how Bruteforce works to some people")
    parser.add_argument("-sh", "--show", default=False, dest="show", action="store_true",
                        help="Show the password tested(/!\TAKES A LOT MORE TIME/!\)"
                             "might be useful to explain how Bruteforce works to some people")

    args = parser.parse_args()
    # All errors about options:
    if args.front and not args.numbers:
        parser.error('-n is required when --front is set.')
    if args.extremity and not args.numbers:
        parser.error('-n is required when --front is set.')
    if args.common and not args.numbers:
        parser.error('-n is required when --common or -c is set.')
    if args.extremity and args. front:
        parser.error('you cannot put those two options to -n')
    if args.common and args.dates:
        parser.error('you cannot put those two options to -n.')
    if args.show and args.prog:
        parser.error('you cannot put those two options together.')

    # global variables:
    w = args.wordlist
    h = args.hashlist
    lines_hashfile = countlines_hashfile()
    lines_wordfile = countlines_wordfile()
    result_list = []
    hashmethod_list = []
    hash_list = []

    if args.replace or args.repeat or args.uppercase or args.title:
        w = wordlist_options()

    if args.numbers:
        digits_list = []
        if args.common:
            digits_list = ["1", "12", "123", "1234", "12345", "123456", "1234567", "12345678", "123456789", "00", "01",
                           "10", "11", "13", "19","22", "23", "42", "69", "77", "99", "314", "666", "777", "111",
                           "100", "200"]
        elif args.dates:

            digits_list = dates()

            while True:
                number_digits = input("How many numbers do you want to put"
                                      "(/!\max is 6 numbers!\)")
                if number_digits.isdigit() and int(number_digits) <= 6:
                    number_digits = "9" * int(number_digits)
                    digits_list = numbers(number_digits)
                    number_digits = ""
                    parser.error('A number lower or equal to 6 is required for the lenght of the numbers')

    if args.save:
        run = True
        while run:
            save = input("How do you want to name the save file?")
            if save != "":
                save = save+".txt"

    print("\n" + "-Found [" + str(lines_hashfile) + "] hashes in hashlist " +
          "\n" + "-Found [" + str(lines_wordfile) + "] words in wordlist")

    input("\n"+"Press <ENTER> to start")
    start_time = datetime.datetime.now()  # Save the time the program started
    print("Scan finished")
    except PermissionError:
        print("PermissionError: tmp file couldn't be removed (need administrator permissions)")

You can also find the code with wordlists and hashlist for test here: https://github.com/Thewizy/UltimateBruteforcer

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you add the actual code? or reasonable chunk of it? (Similar to your other questions) :) \$\endgroup\$
    – JaDogg
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 14:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ I know my questions are similar :) but this time the code is not as small :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 14:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did this but i had to add spaces myself the indentation won't work I guess I'm going to do it with my spacebar \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 14:42
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ sorry I didn't mean it is similar to other questions. I meant add code as you did in other questions :) This looks nice now that code is added. \$\endgroup\$
    – JaDogg
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 14:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh yes misunderstood :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:00

1 Answer 1


Just a few quick comments

  • You can use a dictionary as mapping file

    First you check the length of the bytes and use an temp variable 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to know which hashing algo to use

    lenght = len(hash)
    if lenght == 32:     # MD5
    if hashmethod_list[hashline] == 1:
        hashedguess = hashlib.md5(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest()

    Thi can be simplified using a dictionary that maps the length of the hash to the correct function

        32 : hashlib.md5,
        40 : hashlib.sha1,
        56 : hashlib.sha224,
        64 : hashlib.sha256,
        96 : hashlib.sha384,
        128 : hashlib.sha512
    def brute_password(hash_line):
        hash_func = BYTELEN_TO_HASH.get(len(hash_line), None)
        if hash_func is None:
            return f'Incorrect hash: {hash_line} with length {len(hash_line)}'
        for word in read_wordlist():
            if hash_func(bytes(word, "utf-8")).hexdigest() == hash_line:
                return word
        return 'No matching password found'

    This is alot shorter and removes those magic numbers

  • Creating a new wordlist for each optional argument will cost alot of IO operations

    Instead you could read the file and alter the word after you read it from the wordlist

    We could possibly? make another optional function dictionary

    OPTIONS = {
        'U', str.upper
    optional = OPTIONS.get(optional, lambda x: x)
    for word in read_wordlist():
        word = optional(word)
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok thanks a lot I didn't know i could use dictionaries to change a command based on a value \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ About the wordlist I actually had ealier version of the program where the program had no tmp file and was reading the file and altering them as they come but I've see a really small performance gain by applying the options first \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ But since you have to wait for the file to be ready it's actually a lost of time :/ so I might removed the tmp file \$\endgroup\$
    – Thewizy
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:28
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ You can do OPTIONS = {"U": str.upper, ...} directly. Also optional = OPTIONS.get(optional, lambda x: x) might be a better fall-back than None which will then raise an error because None is not callable. \$\endgroup\$
    – Graipher
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:53
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ @Graipher Ahh yes lambda x: x I was looking for that :) I also added the str.upper but is was more to show you could supply your own function \$\endgroup\$
    – Ludisposed
    Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 15:59

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