The Latest Password Cracking Tools





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 Tools from 2021 here:


Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 - Windows Password Dumping

Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 – Windows Password Dumping

New versions of the ultracool tools pwdump (1.4.2) and fgdump (1.3.4) have been released. Both versions provide some feature upgrades as well as bug fixes. Folks with really old versions of either program should definitely look at upgrading since there are numerous performance improvements and full multithreading capabilities in both packages. If you don’t know..what […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking Tools
LCP Download - L0phtcrack LC5 Password Cracking Alternative

LCP Download – L0phtcrack LC5 Password Cracking Alternative

LCP Download below, LCP is tool focused on account password auditing and recovery, it’s a free alternative to L0phtcrack LC5. It was popular during the time of Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and could import hashes from local and remote computers in SAM and PWDUMP file formats. What is LCP Windows Password Cracker? LCP is one of the […]

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Brutus Password Cracker - Download brutus-aet2.zip AET2

Brutus Password Cracker – Download brutus-aet2.zip AET2

If you don’t know, Brutus Password Cracker is one of the fastest, most flexible remote password crackers you can get your hands on – it’s also free to download Brutus. It is available for Windows 9x, NT and 2000, there is no UN*X version available although it is a possibility at some point in the […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking Tools, Password Cracking Tools, Windows Hacking

FireMaster 2.1 – A Firefox Master Password Recovery Tool

FireMaster version 2.1 has been released with its new features and new speed. Firemaster is the Firefox master password recovery tool. If you have forgotten the master password, then using FireMaster you can find out the master password and get back your lost signon information. It uses various methods such as dictionary, hybrid and brute […]

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Oracle Releases a Default Password Scanner

Oracle is getting serious with security? Again..? Oracle Corp. has published a collection of software patches that address security vulnerabilities in a range of the company’s products, including its database and application server software. As part of this update, it also released a tool designed to ferret out commonly used default passwords that theoretically could […]

Topic: Database Hacking, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking Tools

Ophcrack 2.2 Password Cracker Released

Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of Hellman’s original trade-off, with better performance. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds. We mentioned it in our RainbowCrack and Rainbow Tables article. Changes: (feature) support of the new table set (alphanum + 33 […]

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