Most Popular Password Cracking Tools

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What is password cracking:-

password cracking means guessing or recovering a password from a stored location or a information system.For Password cracking we have to use an algorithm that can  process every combination of characters that belongs to specific password or a pin number.Password cracking tools are consist with that capability and it simplifies our task with taking little amount of time.Most of people are using these kind of tools for gain unauthorized access for social media accounts,computer systems or some other password protected system or a device while we are able to use those tools to measure the strength of our passwords and pin numbers that belongs to a system or a device and that’s called penetration testing.Lot’s of programmers and developers are trying to create algorithms for crack or recover passwords and as a result we can see bunch of cracking tools to download from the internet.So I will present you most used password cracking tools by this post.


most popular online password cracker that only compatible with windows and as the user experience it’s the most fastest and flexible cracking tool.It was released on October 2000.

It supports HTTP basic authentication,HTML forms,CGI,POP3,FTP,SMB,Telnet and other types such as IMAP,NNTP etc.This tool supports multi stage authentication engines that’s able to do 60 password cracking process simultaneously.

But this tool has not been updated for many years.Still it will be useful for you.You can download this tool from

2 .Wfuzz

Wufzz is a web application password cracking tool that tries to crack password with brute forcing.It can also find hidden directories,serverlets and scripts.This tool also able to identify different code injections such as SQL injection,XSS injection,LDAP injection.

features of Wfuzz :-

  • Capability of injection via multiple points with multiple dictionary
  • Output in colored HTML
  • Post, headers and authentication data brute forcing
  • Proxy and SOCK Support, Multiple Proxy Support
  • Multi Threading
  • Brute force HTTP Password
  • POST and GET Brute forcing
  • Time delay between requests
  • Cookies fuzzing

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3.John the Ripper

This tool is available for Linux , Unix , Mac OS X and Windows.Also there is a pro version of this tool.John the Ripper  can detect weak passwords.Pro version of this tool offers better features and native packages for target operating systems.You can also download Openwall GNU/LINUX that comes with john the Ripper.

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4.THC Hydra

THC hydra is a fast network logon password cracking tool.It’s available for windows Linux,Free BSD and OS X.This tool supports various network protocols such as Asterisk, AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP, HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD, HTTP-PROXY, HTTPS-FORM-GET, HTTPS-FORM-POST, HTTPS-GET, HTTPS-HEAD, HTTP-Proxy, ICQ, IMAP, IRC, LDAP, MS-SQL, MYSQL, NCP, NNTP, Oracle Listener, Oracle SID, Oracle, PC-Anywhere, PCNFS, POP3, POSTGRES, RDP, Rexec, Rlogin, Rsh, SAP/R3, SIP, SMB, SMTP, SMTP Enum, SNMP, SOCKS5, SSH (v1 and v2), Subversion, Teamspeak (TS2), Telnet, VMware-Auth, VNC and XMPP

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Medusa also password cracking tool similar to THC Hydra.It supports HTTP,FTP,CVS,IMAP,MySql,POP3,Postgresql,PcAnywhere,SMB,SMTP,VNC,SSH etc.

When cracking Passwords host,Username and password can be flexible input while performing attack.Medusa is a command line tool, so you need to learn commands before using the tool. Efficiency of the tool depends on network connectivity. On a local system, it can test 2000 passwords per minute.

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6.Clain and Abel

This tool available for Windows Platforms while it gives variety of tasks to do with password cracking . It can work as sniffer in the network, cracking encrypted passwords using the dictionary attack, recording VoIP conversations, brute force attacks, cryptanalysis attacks, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords, decoding scrambled passwords, and analyzing routing protocols.

This tool was developed for network administrators, security professionals, forensics staff, and penetration testers.

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Ophcrack is a free Rainbow-Table based password cracking tool for Windows and it’s the most popular windows password cracking software but can use on Linux and Mac systems. It cracks LM and NTLM hashes. For cracking Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, free rainbow-tables are also available.

A live CD of OphCrack is also available to simplify the cracking. One can use the Live CD of OphCrack to crack Windows-based passwords. This tool is available for free.

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8. L0phtCrack

This is an alternative for ophcrack and it uses hashes for crack passwords. For cracking passwords, it uses Windows workstations, network servers, primary domain controllers, and Active Directory.It also uses dictionary and brute force attacking for generating and guessing passwords.It was acquired by Symantec and discontinued in 2006. Later L0pht developers again re-acquired it and launched L0phtCrack in 2009.

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9. RainbowCrack

RainbowCrack is a hash cracker tool that uses a large-scale time-memory trade off process for faster password cracking than traditional brute force tools.Time-memory trade off is a computational process in which all plain text and hash pairs are calculated by using a selected hash algorithm. After computation, results are stored in the rainbow table. This process is very time consuming. But, once the table is ready, it can crack a password must faster than brute force tools.

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10.Aircrack – NG

Aircrack-NG is a WiFi password cracking tool that can crack WEP or WPA passwords. It analyzes wireless encrypted packets and then tries to crack passwords via its cracking algorithm. It uses the FMS attack along with other useful attack techniques for cracking password. It is available for Linux and Windows systems. A live CD of Aircrack is also available.

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