hashcat

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Tool and Usage

Project details

License
MIT
Programming language
C
Author
Jens Steube
Latest release
6.2.5
Latest release date

Project health

93
This score is calculated by different factors, like project age, last release date, etc.

Why this tool?

Hashcat can be used to discover lost passwords, or as part of a security assignment. For example, it could be trying to crack a password from a password file that was obtained during a penetration test.

Usage and audience

hashcat is commonly used for password discovery. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

Hashcat is under development by Jens Steube.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Hashcat is known to work on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a password cracker.