John The Ripper For Linux


John the ripper is a fast password cracker for Linux.

It was initially developed for the Unix operating system.

However it now runs on fifteen different platforms (eleven of which are architecture-specific versions of Unix, DOS, Win32, BeOS, and OpenVMS).

It is one of the most popular password cracking software around and its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords.

Besides several crypt(3) password hash types, supported out of the box.

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker for Linux.

The tool include fast built-in implementations of SHA-crypt and SunMD5, Windows NTLM (MD4-based) password hashes, various macOS and Mac OS X user password hashes.

Fast hashes such as raw MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512.

Various SQL and LDAP server password hashes, as well as many non-hashes such as SSH private keys, S/Key skeykeys files, Kerberos TGTs, encrypted filesystems such as macOS .dmg files and "sparse bundles".

Encrypted archives such as ZIP, RAR, and 7z and encrypted document files such as PDF and Microsoft Office.

These are just some examples of what this software can do for you.

License: GNU/GPL and one proprietary.

Latest version: 1.9.J1a

Note: This version integrates lots of contributed patches, including GPU support, dynamic expressions, has fallback for CPU SIMD extensions and for OMP, moreover, has on device mask acceleration and prince mode available.

How to install the Cli Snap version from Snap Store:

sudo snap install john-the-ripper

Press Enter, done.

How to install "Johnny", the GUI for John The Ripper you can find here.

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