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:


Patator – Multi Purpose Brute Forcing Tool

Patator is a multi-purpose brute-forcer, with a modular design and a flexible usage. 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 (false negatives several times in the past) They are slow (not multi-threaded or […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

MySQLPasswordAuditor – Free MySQL Audit/Password Recovery & Cracking Tool

MysqlPasswordAuditor is the FREE Mysql password recovery and auditing software. Mysql is one of the popular and powerful database software used by most of the web based and server side applications. If you have ever lost or forgotten your Mysql database password then MysqlPasswordAuditor can help in recovering it easily. It can also help you […]

Topic: Database Hacking, Hacking Tools, Password Cracking
Wophcrack - Web Interface for Ophcrack

Wophcrack – Web Based Interface For Ophcrack Password Cracking Tool

I’m assuming everyone reading already knows about Ophcrack – the awesome time/memory trade-off password cracker. Well here is a nifty web-based interface for it. Rainbow Tables are really useful when cracking password hashes, but one major disadvantage of these tables is their size which can be hundreds of gigs for complex tables. The author thought […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

Ophcrack 3.3.1 & LiveCD – Free Rainbow Table Password Cracking Tool

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. It works based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. This is a new variant of […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

NiX Brute Force – Parallel Log-in Brute Forcing/Password Cracking Tool

NiX Brute Forcer is a tool that uses brute force in parallel to log into a system without having authentication credentials beforehand. This tool is intended to demonstrate the importance of choosing strong passwords. The goal of NiX is to support a variety of services that allow remote authentication such as: MySQL, SSH, FTP, IMAP. […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Password Cracking

TwitterPasswordDecryptor – Instantly Recover Twitter Account Passwords

TwitterPasswordDecryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover Twitter account passwords stored by popular web browsers. Most web browsers store the login credentials for visited websites so that user don’t have to remember and enter the password every time. Each of these web browsers use their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the login passwords […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking, Privacy