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:


MessenPass - Recover MSN, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Trillian Passwords

MessenPass – Recover MSN, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Trillian Passwords

MessenPass is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords of the many popular Instant Messaging applications. MessenPass can only be used to recover the passwords for the current logged-on user on your local computer, and it only works if you chose the remember your password in one of the above programs. You cannot use […]

Topic: Password Cracking
Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) - List, Add & Change Logon Sessions

Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) – List, Add & Change Logon Sessions

Windows Credentials Editor (WCE) is a security tool to list logon sessions and add, change, list and delete associated credentials (ex.: LM/NT hashes, plaintext passwords and Kerberos tickets). This tool can be used, for example, to perform pass-the-hash on Windows, obtain NT/LM hashes from memory (from interactive logons, services, remote desktop connections, etc.), obtain Kerberos […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking, Windows Hacking
SniffPass - Simple Password Sniffer

SniffPass – Simple Password Sniffer

SniffPass is small password monitoring software (basically a password sniffer) that listens to your network, capture the passwords that pass through your network adapter, and display them on the screen instantly. SniffPass can capture the passwords of the following Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, FTP, and HTTP (basic authentication passwords). You can use this utility to […]

Topic: Networking Hacking, Password Cracking
Pipal - Password Analyzer Tool

Pipal – Password Analyzer Tool

Pipal is a password analyzer tool that can rapidly parse large lists of password and output stats on the contents. Pipal will provide you with stats on things like the most frequently used password, password lengths, dates (months/days/years) or numbers used, the most common base words and much more. It also makes recommendations based on […]

Topic: Password Cracking
ParanoiDF - PDF Analysis & Password Cracking Tool

ParanoiDF – PDF Analysis & Password Cracking Tool

ParanoiDF is a PDF Analysis Suite based on PeePDF by Jose Miguel Esparza. The tools/features that have been added are – Password cracking, redaction recovery, DRM removal, malicious JavaScript extraction, and more. We have posted about a few PDF related tools before, including the one this tool is based on: – peepdf – Analyze & […]

Topic: Forensics, Hacking Tools, Malware, Password Cracking