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John the Ripper Alternatives

John the Ripper is described as 'fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to John the Ripper for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is ophcrack, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like John the Ripper are hashcat, Trinity Rescue Kit, Kon-Boot and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Haiku

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS....

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  1. ophcrack icon

    ophcrack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Ophcrack is a Windows Password cracker based on Rainbow Tables.

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  2. hashcat icon

    hashcat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The World's Fastest CPU/GPU powered password cracker.

    ⚫︎ Portablehashcat can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    it's for a hashes brutforce.

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    Trinity Rescue Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    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.

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  4. Kon-Boot icon

    Kon-Boot

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Kon-Boot is an application which will silently bypass the authentication process of Windows based operating systems. Without overwriting your old password! In other words you can login to your Windows profile without knowing your password.

    ⚫︎ PortableKon-Boot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor icon

    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 undocumented, and not easily accessible.

    ⚫︎ PortableOffline NT Password & Registry Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The last update was in 2014.

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  6. hashcat-gui icon

    hashcat-gui

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Hashcat GUI overlay for Windows and Linux.

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  7. oclHashcat-plus icon

    oclHashcat-plus

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  8. L0phtCrack icon

    L0phtCrack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    L0phtCrack is a password auditing and recovery application (now called L0phtCrack 7) originally produced by Mudge from L0pht Heavy Industries.

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    CrowbarDMG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 included PDF readme file.

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  10. oclHashcat-lite icon

    oclHashcat-lite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Worlds fastest NTLM, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, descrypt and SL3 cracker.

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