HashCracker : Python Hash Cracker

HashCracker is a python hash cracker which support hashing algorithms like SHA512, SHA256, SHA384, SHA1, MD5, SHA224.


  • Auto detection of hashing algorithm based on length (not recommended)
  • Bruteforce
  • Password List

Also Read – Acunetix – Web Application Security Scanner


  • Type: hash algorithm (must be one of the supported hashing algorithms mentioned above or AUTO if you want to use automatic algorithm detection)
  • Hash: can be either the hashed password, or a text file containing a list of hashes to crack (hashlist must be activated if hash is a text file containing multiple hashes)
  • Mode: list or bruteforce
  • PWList: list of passwords to compare against a single hash or a list of hashes
  • Range: bruteforce string length range (default: 8-11)
  • Hashlist: no parameters required for this argument, if hashlist is used, then hash should be a text file with more than 1 hash
  • Chars: string of characters to pick from to generate random strings for bruteforce (default value is: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHJIKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789)


  • Cracking a single hash with a password list:
    • hashcracker.py SHA256 11a1162b984fef626ecc27c659a8b0eead5248ca867a6a87bea72f8a8706109d -mode list -pwlist passwordlist.txt
  • Cracking a single hash with bruteforce:
    • hashcracker.py SHA256 11a1162b984fef626ecc27c659a8b0eead5248ca867a6a87bea72f8a8706109d -mode bruteforce -range 6 11 -chars abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789$#@
  • Cracking a list of hashes with a password list:
    • hashcracker.py MD5 list_of_hashes.txt -mode list -pwlist passwordlist.txt -hashlist
  • Cracking a list of hashes with bruteforce:
    • hashcracker.py MD5 list_of_hashes.txt -mode bruteforce -hashlist -range 6 11 -chars ABCDEFGHJIKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789