Password Cracking & Password Recovery Tools

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.

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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.

Amol Wagh

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.