Tool and Usage
|Latest release||5.1.0 |
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:
- + More than 25 contributors
- + More than 4000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Supported operating systems
Hashcat is known to work on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a password cracker.