Frequently asked questions

Source code

Hashcat suite

Beyond hashcat itself, there are other useful utilities from the same team, maintained in separate repositories.

  • hashcat - World's fastest and most advanced password recovery utility
  • hashcat-utils - Small utilities that are useful in advanced password cracking
  • maskprocessor - High-performance word generator with a per-position configureable charset
  • statsprocessor - Word generator based on per-position markov-chains
  • princeprocessor - Standalone password candidate generator using the PRINCE algorithm
  • kwprocessor - Advanced keyboard-walk generator with configureable basechars, keymap and routes

Documentation for older hashcat versions like hashcat-legacy, oclHashcat, … can be found by using the Sitemap button.

Core attack modes

Other attacks

  • Rule-based attack - applying rules to words from wordlists; combines with wordlist-based attacks (attack modes 0, 6, and 7)
  • Toggle-case attack - toggling case of characters; now accomplished with rules

Most important wiki pages

Patches, tips and tricks

Howtos, Videos, Papers, Articles, etc. in the wild

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Common issues

Specific attacks

Specific targets

Input sources

Cloud and scale



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