Hashcat explained: Why you might need this password cracker
What is Hashcat?
Hashcat is a popular and effective password cracker widely used by both penetration testers and sysadmins as well as criminals and spies.
Cracking passwords is different from guessing a web login password, which typically only allows a small number of guesses before locking your account. Instead, someone who has gained access to a system with encrypted passwords (“hashes”) will often try to crack those hashes to recover those passwords.
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Source:: IT news – Security