In cryptanalysis and computer security, password cracking is the process of recovering passwords from data that has been stored in or transmitted by a computer system in scrambled form.

A common approach (brute-force attack) is to repeatedly try guesses for the password and to check them against an available cryptographic hash of the password.

This is a curated list of awesome tools, research, papers and other projects related to password cracking and password security by

Read before contributing! In short:


  • Books
  • Cloud
  • Conversion
  • Hashcat
    • Automation
    • Distributed cracking
    • Rules
    • Rule tools
    • Web interfaces
  • John the Ripper
  • Misc
    • Notable People
  • Websites
    • Communities
    • Lookup services
  • Wordlist tools
    • Analysis
    • Generation/Manipulation
  • Wordlists
    • Laguage specific
    • Other
  • Specific file formats
    • PDF
    • PEM
    • JKS
    • ZIP
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Research
    • Articles and Blog Posts
    • Papers
    • Talks



  • Cloud_crack – Crack passwords using Terraform and AWS.
  • Cloudcat – A script to automate the creation of cloud infrastructure for hash cracking.
  • Cloudstomp – Automated deployment of instances on EC2 via plugin for high CPU/GPU applications at the lowest price.
  • Cloudtopolis – A tool that facilitates the installation and provisioning of Hashtopolis on the Google Cloud Shell platform, quickly and completely unattended (and also, free!).
  • NPK – NPK is a distributed hash-cracking platform built entirely of serverless components in AWS including Cognito, DynamoDB, and S3.
  • Penglab – Abuse of Google Colab for cracking hashes.
  • Rook – Automates the creation of AWS p3 instances for use in GPU-based password cracking.

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Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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