Tool and Usage
Hashcat is a well-known tool to crack passwords. It has advanced features to improve performance, allow session resumption, and more.
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
This tool is categorized as a password cracker.
Hashcat is commonly used for password discovery. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.
- + More than 25 contributors
- + More than 3000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Author and Maintainers
Hashcat is under development by Jens Steube.
Support operating systems
Hashcat is known to work on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.