Password cracking is very helpful sometimes when you were forgotten or loosen your password. Here we are going to discussed their tools which are very helpful for us. There are two purposes for cracking the password. First is to harm anyone by using these tools and second is, as I told before ‘if you forgot your password’ then these tools are helpful for you.
Let’s discuss on some important topics.
What is the password?
A password is the secret words or phrase that is used for authentication to prove to identity or access approval to gain access to account and resource. A password protects our account or resource from unauthorized access.
In the Era of online services of everything, you will see they will ask you to set a strong password. If you buying online anything, using the website for your personal or professional purpose or many for things. The most common thing among us is ATM (Automated teller machine). If we have to withdrawal our money then we have to enter the password.
What is Password cracking?
Password cracking is the process of recovering the password by breach the security of a computer system. It involves recovering a password from a strong location of from data transmitted by the computer system. Password cracking is used to get a password from unauthorised access or to recover a forgotten password as we told previously. It helps many times for testing security in penetration testing. Many computer programs trying to create an algorithm for password cracking in less time.
Normally users use these tools for recovering your forgotten password of a system or any software. But in the world of hacking these tools are used to break the security or crack the stolen password hashes of a database. Generally, password cracking is not hacking a password. This software only recovers your password.
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We will soon discuss the type of password cracking attacks.
Best Password Cracking Tools of 2016.
John the Ripper is one of the best password cracking tools and it is a free password cracking tool. It is written in C programming language. It can be against different password encryption including many password hashes, normally found in different UNIX version. John the ripper supports with Brust force password cracking and dictionary attack. It can be used in all most all platforms, Windows, Linux, and MAC. The most interesting thing is it can use for free and its provisions are also available with additional features and more effectiveness. Its ability to auto detect password hash type, make it a preferred choice of Ethical Hackers to ensure security.
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Brutus is one of the most popular remote online passwords cracking tool. Its AET2 Version is the current release and includes or supports HTTP (Basic Authentication) HTTP (HTML Form/CGI), FTP, POP3, SMB, Telnet and other such as NNTP, IMAP, NetBus etc. you can also create your own authentication type. It gasses password through applying different permutation or by using a dictionary. Includes extra optional of load and resume, if you want to pause the task then you can or want to resume the then you can resume and pause. It can be used with different network protocol and it supports sock proxy for all type of authentications. Brutus have the capability of error handling and recovery your task.
Aircrack-ng is one of the best passwords cracking tool. Here –ng stands for the new generation. It is a combination of different tools used for wifi, WEP and WPA password cracking. This helps you to crack WEP/WPA password easily and effectively Brute Force, FMS Attack, and dictionary attack. Aircrack is the best tool for cracking wifi password. It analyses wireless encrypted packets and then tries to crack password via its cracking algorithm. This is also available for Windows system and Linux. A live CD of Aircrack is also available. it makes the attacks much faster compare to other WEP cracking tool.
The rainbow crack tool uses to crack password hashes using a large scale time memory trade-off, Rainbow crack performs an advanced cracking time copulation and plain text using a selected hash algorithm. Rainbow’s calculations obtain result are stored in the table called Rainbow table. Rainbow Crack will take a long time while creating rainbow table but when the table is completed then it works very fast. It is faster than the normal brute force attack method when it cracking the password. It can be used in Windows and Linux operating system.
OPhcrack is based o the rainbow table and it is free Windows password cracker tool. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. It can be used on Windows, Linux/UNIX, and MAC. OPhcrack cracks LM and NTLM hashes and Brute-force module or simple password. This application can recover Dumps and loads hashes from encrypted SAM from a Windows partition.
HashCat is the best fastest CPU-based password cracking tool. It is the most advanced password cracking tool. This application supports algorithm like LM hashes, SHA family, My SQL, MD4, MD5, and UNIX crypt formats. It can perform different attacks including brute force attack, combinatory attack, figure print attack, dictionary attack hybrid attack, mask attack, table attack, Prince attack etc. reason of writing this tool is, many tools doesn’t support multi-hash (up to 100 million hashes), multi-OS (Linux, Windows, and MAC) and multi-platform (open cl & CUDA support).
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Cain and abel are the famous tools for recovering various types of passwords using multiple techniques. It can perform the Dictionary attack, brute force, and cryptoanalysis attack to crack encrypted passwords. Cain and Abel don’t exploit any vulnerability or bugs. It only covers the weakness of protocol to grab the password. This tool was developed for the network administrator, security professional, forensics staff and penetration testers. Cain and Abel easily recover the password by sniffing the network. Cracking encrypted password using the dictionary attack, Brute-force attack, and cryptanalysis attack, recording the VoIP conversation, decoding scrambled passwords. It mainly uses to WEP cracking and.
It has the ability to record the conversation over IP and it can resolve IP to MAC. Using this application you can crack varieties of hashes including LM and NT hashes, IOS and PIX hashes and more than that.
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The hydra is best and very fast network logon crackers which support many different services. It can attack more than 30 protocols including telnet, FTP, HTTP, https, sub with several databases and much more. Users can easily add the module and improve its features, it is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, BSD, and Solaris. Most important thing is, it is free to use and helpful for pentester and security researchers. You also participate in the development process of THC Hydra via GitHub.
Wfuzz tool is used to crack the password of the web application that tries to crack the password with brute forcing. It can also be used to find not linked resource dictionaries, servlets, script etc. This tool also identifies a different kind of injection including SQL injection, XSS injection, LDAP injection, etc. Wfuzz tool can hide result by return code, word number and line number. Wfuzz filter each request through a different proxy.
Medusa is just like THC hydra and uses to the remote system password cracking tool. This is a speedy parallel, modular and login Brute force tool. It supports many protocols like HTTP, FTP, CVS, IMAP, SQL etc. Medusa is fastest cracking tool due to the parallel processing speed of cracking. All modules are free in the form of the .mod file that makes easy to modification to extend the list that supports service for brute force attack. Medusa targets (information/ host/ user/password) can be specified in a verity of ways.
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These are the best tool for cracking the password. There are more tools for cracking password and most of them tests in Brute force attack. These tools are used for cracking passwords hashes and codes of web application and operating systems. If you need more information about these kinds of tools, password cracking and Ethical hacking joins Academy of CEH.
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