Password list download below, best word list and most common passwords are super important when it comes to password cracking and recovery, as well as the whole selection of actual leaked password databases you can get from leaks and hacks like Ashley Madison, Sony and more.
Generate your own Password List or Best Word List
There are various powerful tools to help you generate password lists or wordlists for brute forcing based on information gathered such as documents and web pages such as:
– Wyd – password profiling tool
– Crunch – Password Cracking Wordlist Generator
– CeWL v5.1 – Password Cracking Custom Word List Generator
– RSMangler – Keyword Based Wordlist Generator For Bruteforcing
– The Associative Word List Generator (AWLG) – Create Related Wordlists
These are useful resources that can add unique words that you might not have if your generic lists, using a combination of generated lists, most common passwords and leaked password databases you can generate a very powerful selection of passwords for brute force cracking.
Also, add all the company related words you can and if possible use industry-specific word lists (chemical names for a lab, medical terms for a hospital etc).
And always brute force in the native language. There are some language-specific resources below.
Password List Download Best Word Lists
Although old, one of the most complete word list sets is here (easily downloadable by FTP too):
This includes a whole bunch of language specific resources too (Afrikaans, American, Aussie, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and more).
This is another famous pass list txt which is over 2GB uncompressed, Argon v2:
Here we have 50,000 words, common login/passwords and African words (this used to be a great resource):
One of the most famous lists is still from Openwall (the home of John the Ripper) and now costs money for the full version:
Some good lists here organized by topic including surnames, family names, given names, jargon, hostnames, movie characters etc.
Packetstorm has some good topic-based lists including sciences, religion, music, movies and common lists.
French Spanish & Language Specific Word Lists
There’s a good French word list here with and without accents, also has some other languages including names:
Spanish password list that has 172122 words:
Russian wordlist that has 296790 words:
Swedish password wordlist that contains 24292 words:
Tools for Password List Brute Forcing
You can also check out some default password lists and if you aren’t sure what tools to use I suggest checking out:
- Medusa 1.4 – Parallel Password Cracker
- THC-Hydra – The Fast and Flexible Network Login Hacking Tool
- Cain And Abel Download – Windows Password Cracker
- JTR (Password Cracking) – John the Ripper 1.7 Released
Enjoy! And as always if you have any good resources or tools to add – do mention them in the comments.