Hashcat – Fastest and Most Advanced Password Recovery Utility

hashcathashcat is the world’s fastest and most advanced password recovery utility, supporting five unique modes of attack for over 200 highly-optimized hashing algorithms. hashcat currently supports CPUs, GPUs, and other hardware accelerators on Linux, Windows, and macOS, and has facilities to help enable distributed password cracking.

Features

  • World’s fastest password cracker
  • World’s first and only in-kernel rule engine
  • Free
  • Open-Source (MIT License)
  • Multi-OS (Linux, Windows and macOS)
  • Multi-Platform (CPU, GPU, DSP, FPGA, etc., everything that comes with an OpenCL runtime)
  • Multi-Hash (Cracking multiple hashes at the same time)
  • Multi-Devices (Utilizing multiple devices in same system)
  • Multi-Device-Types (Utilizing mixed device types in same system)
  • Supports distributed cracking networks (using overlay)
  • Supports interactive pause / resume
  • Supports sessions
  • Supports restore
  • Supports reading password candidates from file and stdin
  • Supports hex-salt and hex-charset
  • Supports automatic performance tuning
  • Supports automatic keyspace ordering markov-chains
  • Built-in benchmarking system
  • Integrated thermal watchdog
  • 200+ Hash-types implemented with performance in mind
  • … and much more

GPU Driver requirements:

  • AMD GPUs on Linux require “RadeonOpenCompute (ROCm)” Software Platform (1.6.180 or later)
  • AMD GPUs on Windows require “AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition” (15.12 or later)
  • Intel CPUs require “OpenCL Runtime for Intel Core and Intel Xeon Processors” (16.1.1 or later)
  • Intel GPUs on Linux require “OpenCL 2.0 GPU Driver Package for Linux” (2.0 or later)
  • Intel GPUs on Windows require “OpenCL Driver for Intel Iris and Intel HD Graphics”
  • NVIDIA GPUs require “NVIDIA Driver” (367.x or later)

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