Confidant alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: Buttercup for desktop

Buttercup is a cross-platform, free, and open-source password manager based on Node.js. It helps to store your passwords and secrets safely.

Project details

Buttercup for desktop is written in Node.js.

Strengths

  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management

Buttercup for desktop project page

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Alternative: Hashcat

Hashcat is a well-known tool to crack passwords. It has advanced features to improve performance, allow session resumption, and more.

Project details

Hashcat is written in C.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • password discovery

Hashcat project page

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Alternative: John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords.

John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords. It works on Linux and other flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.

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Alternative: KeePassX

KeePassX is a cross platform application to store sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and other secret.

The database is encrypted with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256-bit key. KeePassX uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe.

Project details

KeePassX is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • secure storage

KeePassX project page

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Alternative: KeePassXC

KeePassXC is a cross-platform platform to store sensitive data like passwords, keys, and other secrets. It has a graphical user interface and is written in C++.

Project details

KeePassXC is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + Runs on multiple platforms
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

KeePassXC project page

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Alternative: mimipenguin

The mimipenguin tools extracts and dumps discovered login passwords for an active Linux user. It is inspired by the mimikatz tool for Windows.

The tool requires root permissions to work.

Project details

mimipenguin is written in Python, shell script.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipenguin project page

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Alternative: mimipy

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

Project details

mimipy is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data extraction
  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipy project page

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Alternative: not24get

not24get helps with password quality checking in OpenLDAP and is to be used together with ppolicy. It provides both an API for ppolicy and executable.

API: pwdCheckModule object in ppolicy.
Executable: "check password script" in Samba suite (not24get_check)

This module is a wrapper around libpasswdqc, the library that powers the pam_passwdqc module.

Project details

not24get is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password strength testing

not24get project page

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Alternative: pas

Pas is a tool to store secrets like passwords, API keys and other sensitive data.

Project details

pas is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

pas project page

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Alternative: pass (password-store)

The pass utility is also known as password-store. It uses GPG and Unix directories to store passwords and others secrets.

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Alternative: PassGen

PassGen is a tool to help with password dictionary attacks to guess a password. It does not perform the attack but creates the related database.

Project details

PassGen is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password discovery
  • password strength testing
  • security assessment

PassGen project page

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Alternative: Passmgr

Passmgr is a simple portable password manager written in Go. It helps with storing secrets, like passwords and API keys.

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Alternative: pass-rotate

pass-rotate is a library and command-line tool to rotate password on various web services. It allows for bulk changing your passwords.

Project details

pass-rotate is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management

pass-rotate project page

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Alternative: pick

The pick tool provides a minimal password manager on the terminal for systems running macOS and Linux.

Project details

pick is written in Golang.

Strengths

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data security
  • secure storage

pick project page

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Alternative: THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

THC Hydra is a brute-force cracking tool for remote authentication services. It supports many protocols, including telnet, FTP, LDAP, SSH, SNMP, and others.

Project details

THC Hydra is written in C.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment

THC Hydra project page

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Alternative: Aletheia

Aletheia is a project to manage secrets in Google Cloud with CloudKMS and Cloud Storage. It can be used to store sensitive data like authentication details.

Project details

Aletheia is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Minimal or no documentation available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • data security
  • secure storage

Aletheia project page

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Alternative: Vault

Vault is a tool created by HashiCorp to store secrets like keys and passwords. These secrets are typically used by other software components and scripts.

Project details

Vault is written in Golang.

Strengths

  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • secure storage

Vault project page