Alternatives to John the Ripper for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • Cain & Abel icon

    Cain & Abel

    Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of various kind of passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Unsupported and no recent updates on homepage. Forums down.
  • Offline NT Password & Registry Editor icon

    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    Windows stores its user information, including crypted versions of the passwords, in a file called 'sam', usually found in \windows\system32\config. This file is a part of the registry, in a binary format previously...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • ophcrack icon

    ophcrack

    Ophcrack is a Windows Password cracker based on Rainbow Tables. Features Cracks LM and NTLM Windows hashes Free tables available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 Brute-force module for simple passwords Audit mode...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • ProduKey icon

    ProduKey

    ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (2003/2007), Windows (XP/Vista/7 and Server 2003/2008), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning ProduKey may be detected as malicious software by some antiviruses. Though this is likely to be a false positive, caution is still recommended.
  • hashcat icon

    hashcat

    Worlds fastest CPU based hash cracker with mutation engine.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Trinity Rescue Kit icon

    Trinity Rescue Kit

    Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.4 it has an easy to use...

    Free Linux

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  • oclHashcat-plus icon

    oclHashcat-plus

    Worlds fastest md5crypt, phpass, mscash2 and WPA / WPA2 cracker & Worlds first and only GPGPU based rule engine.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Enchanted Keyfinder icon

    Enchanted Keyfinder

    Enchanted Keyfinder is a Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (MJB KF) fork from the open source version of MJB KF. It is a utility that retrieves the product key used to install Windows from your registry or from an unbootable Windows...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Cannot be downloaded anymore, links to sourceforge, which cannot find any mirrors having that file anymore.
  • Kon-Boot icon

    Kon-Boot

    Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Simple Key - Recut icon

    Simple Key - Recut

    If you're preparing to reinstall a program or an operating system (eg: like a clean installing Windows), you will need to find your product key (CD key) or serial number. Normally this product key is located with the original CD...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The site is unavailable, but you can download Simple Key from Download.com
  • WinKeyFinder icon

    WinKeyFinder

    WinKeyFinder retrieves your Windows Xp, Win 2000, Windows ME, 98, 2003 and .NET Product keys from the registry and display it for you. Usually the keys are encoded and stored in the registry: it decodes it and also allows you to...

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature
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    CrowbarDMG

    crowbarDMG is a dictionary attack tool for DMG and Spareimage files for Macs. It does require 10.5 Leopard. It really wasn’t worth the trouble to redo things to work on Tiger. It is completely free, so enjoy. Be sure to read the...

    Open Source Mac

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  • L0phtCrack icon

    L0phtCrack

    L0phtCrack is a password auditing and recovery application (now called L0phtCrack 6) originally produced by Mudge from L0pht Heavy Industries. It is used to test password strength and sometimes to recover lost Microsoft Windows...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Get My Keys Back icon

    Get My Keys Back

    The portable Get My Keys Back can extract the serials of already installed Microsoft Office programs and Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 easily without admin rights or installation.

    Free Windows

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  • MDCrack

    MDCrack is a free featureful password cracker designed to bruteforce several commonly used hash algorithms at a very aggressive speed rate. It can retrieve any password made of up to 16 characters and allowing up to 55 characters...

    Free Windows

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  • BarsWF

    World Fastest MD5 cracker BarsWF with AMD and NVIDIA support.

    Open Source Windows

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  • Cryptohaze

    A CUDA & OpenCL accelerated rainbow table implementation from the ground up, and a CUDA hash brute forcing tool with support for many hash types including MD5, SHA1, LM, NTLM, and lots more!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.31, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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