The Latest Password Cracking

Password cracking and the associated password cracker tools are often the area of information security and hacking that people get most excited about, oh wow I can hack email passwords? We get emails pretty much every day asking how to crack someone’s Facebook password, or ‘retrieve’ website credentials etc.

Password Cracking

What is Password Cracking?

As commonly defined:

In cryptanalysis and computer security, password cracking is the process of recovering passwords from data that have been stored in or transmitted by a computer system. A common approach (brute-force attack) is to try guesses repeatedly for the password and check them against an available cryptographic hash of the password.

The purpose of password cracking might be to help a user recover a forgotten password (installing an entirely new password is less of a security risk, but it involves System Administration privileges), to gain unauthorized access to a system, or as a preventive measure by system administrators to check for easily crackable passwords. On a file-by-file basis, password cracking is utilized to gain access to digital evidence for which a judge has allowed access but the particular file’s access is restricted.

From Wikipedia.

The Best Password Cracker Software

We have covered many of the most famous, some great examples are:

Brutus Password Cracker – Download brutus-aet2.zip AET2
THC-Hydra – The Fast and Flexible Network Login Hacking Tool
Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 – Windows Password Dumping
Cain & Abel – Download the Super Fast and Flexible Password Cracker with Network Sniffing
JTR (Password Cracking) – John the Ripper 1.7 Released – FINALLY
Ophcrack 2.2 Password Cracker Released
hashcat – Multi-Threaded Password Hash Cracking Tool
Medusa 2.0 Released – Parallel Network Login Brute Forcing Tool

And we have also published some related resources such as:

Password Cracking Wordlists and Tools for Brute Forcing
Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables

Find the Best Password Cracking from 2017 here:


pemcracker - Tool For Cracking PEM Files

pemcracker – Tool For Cracking PEM Files

pemcracker is a tool for cracking PEM files that are encrypted and have a password. The purpose is to attempt to recover the password for encrypted PEM files while utilising all the CPU cores. Inspired by Robert Graham’s pemcrack, it still uses high-level OpenSSL calls in order to guess the password. As an optimisation, instead […]

Topic: Cryptography, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
PowerMemory - Exploit Windows Credentials In Memory

PowerMemory – Exploit Windows Credentials In Memory

PowerMemory is a PowerShell based tool to exploit Windows credentials present in files and memory, it levers Microsoft signed binaries to hack Windows. The method is totally new. It proves that it can be extremely easy to get credentials or any other information from Windows memory without needing to code in C-type languages. In addition, […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking, Windows Hacking
HashData - A Command-line Hash Identifying Tool

HashData – A Command-line Hash Identifying Tool

HashData is a Ruby-based command-line REPL Hash Identifying Tool with support for a lot of different (most popular) hash types. Installation

Usage Command Line When installed, run hashdata and paste in hashes when prompted. Library Example Script:

The above should output true. The library only matches the start of your second input, this […]

Topic: Cryptography, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
hashID - Identify Different Types of Hashes

hashID – Identify Different Types of Hashes

hashID is a tool to help you identify different types of hashes used to encrypt data, especially passwords. It’s written in Python 3 and supports the identification of over 220 unique hash types using regular expressions. hashID is able to identify a single hash, parse a file or read multiple files in a directory and […]

Topic: Cryptography, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
Abbrase - Abbreviated Passphrase Password Generator

Abbrase – Abbreviated Passphrase Password Generator

Abbrase is an abbreviated passphrase password generator. An ‘abbrase’ is one of the passwords it produces. It generates a password and a phrase like “phyeigdolrejutt” and “physical eight dollars rejected utterly”. Creating secure passwords is easy. Remembering them is hard. Pwgen makes them memorable though pronounceability. XKCD suggests using a series of random common words, […]

Topic: Password Cracking, Security Software