Kali Linux Word list

Hello,

I'm new to Kali Linux and I've got a question on word list. It looks like Backtrack had multiple word list available but Kali only came with rockyou.txt  and some SQL wordlist. I've ran the OS updates from the get cmd as well. For the past few days I've researched wordlist options online, but haven't seen anything from the apt-get install "option."

If I want a larger word list, how can I do this without loading tons of malware in my system?
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rindiCommented:
What do you need wordlists for? In most places it is unlawful to crack wireless LAN's, that is usually illegal.If you need it for a security audit, then you can create your own list or use the one you already have.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
I understand one would want to use existing wordlists that can be found on the Internet, they sometimes are successful, but in my opinion creating your own, more personalized wordlists are far more effective.

Especially if you somewhat know your target, for example, most modern companies have password policies in place where a minimum password length of 8 characters is required...

So that's why you should take a look at Crunch (available on Kali) to create your own customized wordlists...
To create some simple ones (8 characters) you could use something like:
crunch 8 8 -f /usr/share/rainbowcrack/charset.txt mixalpha -o /root/customwordlist.lst

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You can take a look at the charset.txt file to create other kinds of wordlists...

Another option is SmeegeScrape, a great Python script to scrape sites or files for words and use it to make wordlists.

And to give you some site to find hashes and use them to create wordlists: Here you go

Hope this gets you started.
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TRSTeamAuthor Commented:
Rindi, spare me the lecture... I'm studying the CEH program.

Thank you Spravtek for the information, fresh into Linux so its a little confusing seeing notes and video on Backtrack then compaing if your not familiar with the OS.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Figured you were a CEH student or something ;-)

Hence the recommendation for starting early in learning to create custom wordlists, your success rate will be much higher that way ... There's plenty of sites out there with more in-depth information regarding Crunch and SmeegeScrape as well, little less but still good enough to get you started.
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TRSTeamAuthor Commented:
great answer plus experience with new cmd
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Thanks, and good hunting!
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