Hashcat is a freely available password cracker. It is clearly a dual-purpose weapon: it can be used by security auditors to stress-test company passwords, and it can be used by criminals to crack lists of stolen passwords of up to 55 characters.
Bruter is a parallel login brute-forcer for the Win32 platform. Bruter demonstrates the importance of choosing strong passwords. Bruter supports a variety of services that allow remote authentication: FTP, HTTP (Basic), HTTP (Form), IMAP, MSSQL, MySQL, POP3, SMB-NT, SMTP, SNMP, SSH2, Telnet. Requires OpenSSL and Libssh2.
Kon-Boot Windows and Linux access without password
Ophcrack Windows password recovery. Runs on Windows, Linux/UNIX, and Mac. Cracks LM and NTLM hashes; uses free rainbow tables for XP, Vista, and 7; includes a brute-force module for simple passwords; offers an audit mode and a CSV export; presents real-time graphs; has a LiveCD for easier (and more efficient) recovery; and dumps and loads hashes from encrypted SAM.
WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP and by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista.
chntpw (found on many Live CD distributions) can change a Windows password
L0phtCrack is a password audit and recovery tool for Windows and UNIX passwords. It has powerful features such as scheduling, hash extraction multiprocessor algorithms, and networks monitoring and decoding.
John the Ripper is free and Open Source software, distributed primarily in source code form. If you would rather use a commercial product tailored for your specific operating system, please consider John the Ripper Pro, which is distributed primarily in the form of “native” packages for the target operating systems and in general is meant to be easier to install and use while delivering optimal performance
LCP for user account passwords auditing and recovery in Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
SID&User for getting SID and user names for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
RainbowCrack hash cracker is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin’s faster time-memory trade-off technique.
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