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:


123456 Still The Most Common Password For 2015

123456 Still The Most Common Password For 2015

So sadly, but also unsurprisingly ‘123456’ is still the most common password for 2015 (based on leaked password lists) the same as it was in years before, e.g. The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2013 – “password” Is Not #1. Way back in 2006, it clocked in at number 5 in a rather UK centric look […]

Topic: Password Cracking
LaZagne - Password Recovery Tool For Windows & Linux

LaZagne – Password Recovery Tool For Windows & Linux

The LaZagne project is an open source password recovery tool used to retrieve passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different techniques (plaintext, APIs, custom algorithms, databases and so on). This tool has been developed for the purpose of finding these passwords for the most commonly-used software. At this moment, […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Linux Hacking, Password Cracking, Windows Hacking
Passgen - WPA2 Password Generator

Passgen – WPA2 Password Generator

Passgen is an simple Python WPA2 Password Generator, which is an alternative for the random character generator Crunch which attempts to solve cracking WPA/WPA2 keys by randomizing the output as opposed to generating a list like so (aaaaaaaa, aaaaaaab, aaaaaac, etc). How to use Passgen Random Character Generator Example usage with aircrack-ng:

Some other […]

Topic: Password Cracking
Apple

Apple’s Password Storing Keychain Cracked on iOS & OS X

And another password shocker, a few days after ‘cloud’ password service LastPass was pretty seriously hacked (yah if you’re using it, change your master password) critical 0-day flaws in Apple’s password storing keychain have been exposed. Which is kinda funny, as after the LastPass hack I saw some people espousing the usage of Apple’s keychain […]

Topic: Apple, Cryptography, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Password Cracking, Privacy
Patator - Multi-threaded Service & URL Brute Forcing Tool

Patator – Multi-threaded Service & URL Brute Forcing Tool

Patator is an extremely flexible, module, multi-threaded, multi-purpose service & URL brute forcing tool written in Python that can be used in many ways. Basically the author got tired of using Medusa, Hydra, ncrack, metasploit auxiliary modules, nmap NSE scripts and the like because: They either do not work or are not reliable (got me […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Password Cracking