Password Cracker: 15 Best Password Cracking and Hacking Tools

These password crackers also are proof that your password can be hacked too.

Best Password Cracker Program of 2018

Disclaimer: SpyAdvice is publishing this list only for the educational purposes. We do not promote unethical or malicious practices at any rate.

Crowbar

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Aircrack

Category: Tools for Password cracking

L0phtCrack

Category: Tools for Password cracking

ophcrack

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Medusa

Category: Tools for Password cracking

  • Thread-based for parallel testing where brute force testing is made over multiple passwords, users or hosts
  • Modular design where each mod file is existing in each service mod file. For this case, it means that you don’t need to make any critical modifications to the core app. Also, this provides you the opportunity to extend any list of the supported services for the brute-forcing
  • Has the ability to test 2000 passwords per minute on a local system

SolarWinds

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Wfuzz

Category: Tools for Password cracking

THC Hydra

Category: Tools for Password cracking

RainbowCrack

Category: Tools for Password cracking

John The Ripper

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Cain and Abel

Category: Tools for Password cracking

HashCat

Category: Tools for Password cracking

DaveGrohl

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Brutus

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Pwdump

Category: Tools for Password cracking

Bonus tip — How hackers crack the passwords

Undoubtedly, nowadays we have to stop relying on traditional passwords — especially the companies. You have to go to the next level when it comes to securing something.

Breaking a password from a hashed password file

Attackers can get their hands over a hashed password file pretty simple, by using “rainbow tables”. In this way, they can decipher the hashes using just a few simple searches.

Botnets enable mass-market attacks

Moving on, if you ever wondered how hackers attack big players — the massive public sites. They use botnets to use a different kind of combinations passwords and logins. Moreover, they use the lists of login credentials that they (or any other hacking group in their network) stole from other records of passwords and sites that usually people use it.

Stolen Password

When an attacker desires to target an individual, he, first of all, checks if the target user uses credentials that were stolen from any other site already.

Conclusion

To conclude, password cracking is “definitely” not a simple process that everyone can complete. You need to inform yourself the right way to be successful at it, and of course, use the right tool. In the article, I covered only the top 15 resources that could help you in your future attempts at password cracking.

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Ali Qamar

Entrepreneur, Internet Security Research Enthusiast, Online Business Consultant, Tech & Sports Lover. Pro bio - http://linkedin.com/pub/ali-qamar/33/73a/b99/

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