Token length exception – no hashes loaded in hashcat

Trying to crack any kind of hash (SHA1, MD5, etc) and you receive the “Token length exception – no hashes loaded” error in hashcat?

The easiest way to fix this error is to edit the file that contains the hashes, with a text editor like Sublime for Linux or Notepad++ on Windows, use the “Save with encoding” option (Sublime) and specify UTF-8 as the encoding.

This should fix the error and get you underway with your hashcat cracking session, regardless of the hashing algorithm or the attack mode (bruteforce, wordlist, etc).

If this doesn’t work, then you might have blank spaces at the end of each hash line, so delete those spaces.

Happy cracking session!

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