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 2018 here:


Fluxion - Automated EvilAP Attack Tool

Fluxion – Automated EvilAP Attack Tool

Fluxion is an automated EvilAP attack tool for carrying out MiTM attacks on WPA Wireless networks written in a mix of Bash and Python. Fluxion is heavily based off Linset the Evil Twin Attack Bash Script, with some improvements and bug-fixes. How it Works Scan the networks. Capture a handshake (can’t be used without a […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Password Cracking, Wireless Hacking
DyMerge - Bruteforce Dictionary Merging Tool

DyMerge – Bruteforce Dictionary Merging Tool

DyMerge is a simple, yet powerful bruteforce dictionary merging tool – written purely in python – which takes given wordlists and merges them into one dynamic dictionary that can then be used as ammunition for a successful dictionary based (or bruteforce) attack. One day the author was making his way through a ctf challenge, and […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
DBPwAudit - Database Password Auditing Tool

DBPwAudit – Database Password Auditing Tool

DBPwAudit is a Java database password auditing tool that allows you to perform online audits of password quality for several database engines. The application design allows for easy adding of additional database drivers by simply copying new JDBC drivers to the jdbc directory. Configuration is performed in two files, the aliases.conf file is used to […]

Topic: Database Hacking, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
IGHASHGPU - GPU Based Hash Cracking - SHA1, MD5 & MD4

IGHASHGPU – GPU Based Hash Cracking – SHA1, MD5 & MD4

IGHASHGPU is an efficient and comprehensive command line GPU based hash cracking program that enables you to retrieve SHA1, MD5 and MD4 hashes by utilising ATI and nVidia GPUs. It even works with salted hashes making it useful for MS-SQL, Oracle 11g, NTLM passwords and others than use salts. IGHASHGPU is meant to function with […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
SamParser - Parse SAM Registry Hives With Python

SamParser – Parse SAM Registry Hives With Python

SamParser is a Python script used to parse SAM registry hives for both users and groups, it’s only dependency is python-registry. This would be a great little script to write into another toolset or larger attack pattern, especially if you’re already using a Python kit or framework. Dependencies

Usage

Sample Output

You […]

Topic: Password Cracking, Windows Hacking
RWMC - Retrieve Windows Credentials With PowerShell

RWMC – Retrieve Windows Credentials With PowerShell

RWMC is a Windows PowerShell script written as a proof of concept to Retrieve Windows Credentials using only PowerShell and CDB command-line options (Windows Debuggers). It allows to retrieve credentials from Windows 2003 to 2012 and Windows 10 (It was tested on 2003, 2008r2, 2012, 2012r2 and Windows 7 – 32 and 64 bits, Windows […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking, Windows Hacking