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An encrypted MS Word .docx file is provided. The password was chosen either from a dictionary or using the password policy. The docx file and the dictionary file "1000000-password-seclists.txt" are present in the user's home directory.
Objective: Recover the password
- Password length is less than 6 characters i.e. 0 < length < 6
- Password can only contain characters from this character set: a-z, 0-9
John the Ripper and Hashcat are available on the system.
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