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
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)
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.
John The Ripper Password Hash Cracker:
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.,
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.