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:


RSMangler – Keyword Based Wordlist Generator For Bruteforcing

RSMangler will take a word list and perform various manipulations on it similar to those done by John the Ripper with a few extras. It goes along well with our previous post on Password Cracking Wordlists and Tools for Brute Forcing. There are other options too like Wyd – Automated Password Profiling Tool, which is […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

PenTBox – Penetration Testing Security Suite

PenTBox is a Security Suite that packs security and stability testing oriented tools for networks and systems. Programmed in Ruby and oriented to GNU/Linux systems, but compatible with Windows, MacOS and every systems where Ruby works. It is free, licensed under GNU/GPLv3. PenTBox Contains Cryptography tools Base64 Encoder & Decoder Multi-Digest (MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

Ncrack – High Speed Network Authentication Cracking Tool

Ncrack is a high-speed network authentication cracking tool. It was built to help companies secure their networks by proactively testing all their hosts and networking devices for poor passwords. Security professionals also rely on Ncrack when auditing their clients. Ncrack was designed using a modular approach, a command-line syntax similar to Nmap and a dynamic […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Networking Hacking, Password Cracking

Katana v1 (Kyuzo) – Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite

The Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite is designed to fulfill many of your computer security needs. The idea behind this tool is to bring together many of the best security distributions and applications to run from one USB Flash Drive. Instead of keeping track of dozens of CDs and DVDs loaded with your favorite security […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking