John the Ripper Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to John the Ripper for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small hashcat iconhashcat, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 15 alternatives to John the Ripper and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to John the Ripper are Small Offline NT Password & Registry Editor iconOffline NT Password & Registry Editor (Free, Open Source), Small ophcrack iconophcrack (Free, Open Source), Small Trinity Rescue Kit iconTrinity Rescue Kit (Free) and Small hashcat-gui iconhashcat-gui (Free).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Dec 29, 2018
  • -Multi-Hash (Cracking multiple hashes at the same time)-Multi-Devices (Utilizing multiple devices in same system)
    • Free • Open 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
  • 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...
  • Hashcat GUI overlay for Windows and Linux.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Worlds fastest md5crypt, phpass, mscash2 and WPA / WPA2 cracker & Worlds first and only GPGPU based rule engine.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Worlds fastest NTLM, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, descrypt and SL3 cracker.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • LaZagne is an open source application used to retrieve passwords stored on a local computer.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • GoCrack provides APIs to manage password cracking tasks across supported cracking engines. Supported Engines - hashcat 3.6.0+
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    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
  • 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...

    Discontinued

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

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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux