• Password Cracking & Password Recovery Tools

    by  • September 19, 2016 • hacking tools, Student Series • 8 Comments

    I am collecting here information about some of the widely used password cracking & password recovery tools. This tools can be used for both for operating systems as well as any network system.

    Cain & Able Password Recovery Tool :

    Cain & able is a password recovery tool designed specially for windows, & it can perform various tasks as follows.

    Sniffing the network

    Cracking Encrypted passwords

    Recording VoIP Conversations


    cracking cached passwords

    Dictionary attack

    Cryptanalysis attack

    Download Cain & Able

    THC Hydra Network Password Cracking Tool :

    THC Hydra is a port based attacker which is used for cracking remote authentication service. It performs dictionary & brute force attack in faster speeds against protocols like ftp, http,https, smb, many databases. It is the network authentication tool by THC (The Hackers Choice)

    Download THC Hydra

    Aircrack – The WEP & WPA Password Cracking Tool :

    Aircrack is basically a suite which includes various wireless network hacking tools such as follows:

    Airplay : An 802.11 /b/g Packet Injection Program

    Airodump : An 802.11 Packet capturing program

    Airdecap : A program which decrypts  WEP/WPA capture files.

    Aircrack is a suite of tools for 802.11a/b/g WEP and WPA cracking. It can recover a 40 through 512-bit WEP key once enough encrypted packets have been gathered.  It is also widely used for attacking  WPA 1 or 2 networks using advanced cryptographic methods or by brute force password cracking technology.

    Download Aircrack

    John The Ripper Password Hash Cracker:

    A powerful, flexible, and fast multi-platform password hash cracker is what you can say about Jon the ripper & one of the oldest & best tool for cracking passwords.

    Download John The Ripper


    Its used for brute force authentication cracker. This password cracking tool is basically made for windows & uses dictionary attack & hybrid attack of numerous permutations & combination of words, letters & symbols. It supports HTTP, POP3, FTP, SMB, TELNET, IMAP, NTP etc.,

    Download Brutus Password Cracker Here

    Hope you have liked this collection of tools, there are many other tools but used for specific purposes. Please let us know if you need any help with this tool by commenting here.


    Author is a Tech blogger & loves to share his work on web by writing guidelines for Ethical Hacking students & Security professionals. Performing various types of hacking from pen test to smartphone hacking – He enjoys hacking just for personal research purpose. Working with more of 'grey as well as black hat' hackers for learning advanced hacking as well as defending techniques & share them with learners. His prime area of research is Cyber Criminals & currently working on a Video Product Development to teach hacking & Pen Testing for absolute beginners.


    • micase khanal

      i wanna hack my friend’s webcam.

    • Linky Wu

      I just found a great blog–free windows 7 password reset methods.
      Those all are free and very helpful!

    • Alessandro

      Hash cracker is a web-service that allows you to encrypt your passwords
      or crack your hashed passwords with MD5, SHA1 or NTLM algorithms.
      You can also encode or decode texts with Base64 system.


      Video tutorial:

    • A very informative article. Thank you and i hope there will be more when i come back. Cheers.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a great list. Thank you very much!

    • jehu

      most of these programs are in zip files and for some I am having problems opening up the files with the exception of cain/able and brutus. Will someone help me the “hydra” and how to run it? Email me at jehu3000@yahoo.com thanks


    • Anonymous

      I like Cain & Able.

    • Yup its great tool !