mimipenguin alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace mimipenguin? During the review of mimipenguin we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. not24get (password quality checker)
  2. PassGen (password dictionary attack tool)
  3. gitleaks (repository search for secrets and keys)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to mimipenguin.

Alternatives (by score)

60

not24get

Introduction

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 and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Password strength testing

    not24get review

    60

    PassGen

    Introduction

    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 and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Password discovery
      • Password strength testing
      • Security assessment

      PassGen review

      85

      gitleaks

      Introduction

      Gitleaks scans the repository, including history, for secrets and other sensitive data. This can be useful for both developers as security professionals to discover any leaks.

      Project details

      gitleaks is written in Golang.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 10 contributors
      • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Security assessment

        gitleaks review

        56

        acccheck

        Introduction

        The acccheck tool performs a password guessing and dictionary attack on SMB services used to share files and printers.

        Project details

        acccheck is written in Perl.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available
        • - No updates for a while

        Typical usage

        • Password discovery
        • Password strength testing

        acccheck review

        60

        Crowbar

        Introduction

        While most brute forcing tools take a similar approach, Crowbar can use different methods that are not always available in other utilities. For example, Crowbar can use SSH keys, instead of the typical username and password combination. This might be useful during penetration testing when these type of details are discovered.

        Project details

        Crowbar is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing

          Crowbar review

          60

          eapmd5pass

          Introduction

          A tool like this would be most likely used to show the weakness of old authentication protocols, including penetration testing.

          Project details

          eapmd5pass is written in C.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Network analysis
            • Password discovery
            • Penetration testing

            eapmd5pass review

            64

            mimipy

            Introduction

            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 and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Data extraction
              • Information gathering
              • Security assessment

              mimipy review

              60

              uitkyk

              Introduction

              Uitkyk is a security framework to identify Android malware by investigation memory. It detects suspicious processes by looking at the so-called memory heap.

              Project details

              uitkyk is written in JavaScript.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                uitkyk review

                100

                Buttercup for desktop

                Introduction

                The typical users have at least a multitude of ten when it comes to passwords. Ensuring that every website has a unique password and remembering, is almost impossible. Passwords managers like Buttercup help with the generation and secure storage of these secrets. It is freely available and open source, making it a good alternative for commercial options.

                Project details

                Buttercup for desktop is written in Node.js.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Password management

                  Buttercup for desktop review

                  89

                  Confidant

                  Introduction

                  Most applications with a connection to a database or other software component, need some form of authentication. Often the related credentials are stored in a configuration file. A secret manager like Confidant will provide an alternative, by storing the details in a database. Only applications that need to access the secrets are allowed to obtain them. Often system administrators are denied access to them.

                  Project details

                  Confidant is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • + Supported by a large company

                    Typical usage

                    • Secrets management
                    • Secure storage

                    Confidant review

                    93

                    hashcat

                    Introduction

                    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.

                    Project details

                    hashcat is written in C.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                      Typical usage

                      • Password discovery

                      hashcat review

                      56

                      John the Ripper

                      Introduction

                      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.

                      Project details

                      63

                      KeePassX

                      Introduction

                      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 and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • + Well-known tool
                      • - Full name of author is unknown

                      Typical usage

                      • Secure storage

                      KeePassX review

                      97

                      KeePassXC

                      Introduction

                      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 and weaknesses

                      • + 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 review

                        76

                        LaZagne

                        Introduction

                        The LaZagne tool can be a good addition to the toolkit of pentesters or forensic specialists to recover sensitive details from systems. For a pentester, this typically means that limited access has been gained. By trying to find passwords from local applications, the step to other applications or privilege level might be possible. For example, a password that is shared among multiple services, or even finding an administrator password.

                        Project details

                        LaZagne is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 10 contributors
                        • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Data extraction
                          • Information gathering
                          • Password discovery
                          • Password recovery

                          LaZagne review

                          48

                          pass (password-store)

                          Introduction

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

                          Project details

                          60

                          Passmgr

                          Introduction

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

                          Project details

                          60

                          pass-rotate

                          Introduction

                          This tool makes it easier to rotate your passwords one at a time or in bulk. For example, when security events or as a routine to do a regular rotation of passwords.

                          Project details

                          pass-rotate is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Password management

                            pass-rotate review

                            81

                            pick

                            Introduction

                            Tools like pick are used to store passwords and secrets safely.

                            Project details

                            pick is written in Golang.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Data security
                              • Secure storage

                              pick review

                              64

                              TeamVault

                              Introduction

                              Storing passwords within a team security can be a challenging task. TeamVault is a password manager with the goal to be easy to use, flexible, and adhering to several security principles. These include a solid base for the data encryption, support for folders, and role-based access control (RBAC).

                              Project details

                              TeamVault is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available
                              • - No releases on GitHub available

                              Typical usage

                              • Password management
                              • Secrets management

                              TeamVault review

                              100

                              THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

                              Introduction

                              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 and weaknesses

                              • + 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 testing
                                • Security assessment

                                THC Hydra review

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