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 hashcat, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like John the Ripper are ophcrack (Free, Open Source), Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (Free, Open Source), Trinity Rescue Kit (Free) and Kon-Boot (Freemium).
- Windows stores its user information, including crypted versions of the passwords, in a file called 'sam', usually found in \windows\system32\config. View 13 alternatives to Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
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