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 […]
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.
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.
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:
Find the Best Password Cracking from 2018 here:
We wrote about Bruter v1.0 ALPHA version back in 2008, recently they announced the release of v1.0 Final! Bruter is a parallel network login brute-forcer on Win32. This tool is intended to demonstrate the importance of choosing strong passwords. The goal of Bruter is to support a variety of services that allow remote authentication. It […]
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, […]
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 […]
After what feels like an eternity (one year to the date since Medusa version 1.5), Medusa 2.0 is now available for public download. What is Medusa? Medusa is a speedy, massively parallel, modular, login brute-forcer for network services created by the geeks at Foofus.net. It currently has modules for the following services: AFP, CVS, FTP, […]
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 […]