Threat Level: green Handler on Duty: Didier Stevens

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Practice ntds.dit File

I know many people that like password cracking. Or that would like to try it out.

That's why I published an Active Directory database file to practise hash extraction and password cracking. You can find it here.

If you know other resources to practise hash extraction and password cracking, please post a comment.


Didier Stevens
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security


596 Posts
ISC Handler
Jul 21st 2016
Hi website provides publicly known password hashes for research purposes (though at the moment I think there are no AD hashes). Also a few test samples can be found here:

Martin Rublik

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