MacKrack
MacKrack 1.5.3
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MacKrack is a password hash brute forcer, supporting the Crypt, MD5 SHA-1, and Salted SHA-1 algorithms. It has two modes: dictionary and keyspace brute force. The brute force mode supports the lowercase alphabet, entire alphabet, and alphanumeric cracking, with a variable maximum password length of 1-10 characters.
What's New
Version 1.5.3:
  • Improved performance and stability
  • Fixed bug with text crash
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






MacKrack User Discussion (Write a Review)
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St00pid-M0nk3y commented on 04 Aug 2006
Is there any documentation on how to use this thing?
[Version 1.5.3]

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kobalt replied on 04 Aug 2006
download the app, mount the dmg, read the documentation file ... admittedly, it's somewhat light on information, but then this is not an app for the faint of heart or the light of brain ... :)
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juliew commented on 05 Dec 2005
MacKrack worked perfectly for me. Downloaded and ran it, entered my admin password, it extracted the hashes for all users on my system and tested their strength. One of 14 user passwords was cracked within 24 hours and I alerted the user to change their password. Thank you for a great implementation and - as far as I have found - the only program that handles the salted sha1 hashes from tiger on its own. Good work!
[Version 1.5.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2005
What is this "most dishonest crackers are located offshore..." crap? What sort of idiotic comment is that?
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Aug 2005
Anonymous wrote: "most dishonest crackers are located offshore... What sort of idiotic comment is that?"

Lets just ask you that question, since you're the one who said that comment.

What johannes rexx really said was:
"Only a dishonest cracker located offshore would attempt such a thing". How does that translate into "most dishonest crackers are located offshore"? Would it help if he punctuated the sentence for you?

"Only a dishonest cracker, located offshore, would attempt such a thing"

Is that clear enough for you?
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Anonymous commented on 23 Sep 2005
Isn't that still saying that a dishonest cracker located onshore wouldn't attempt such a thing?
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Anonymous commented on 23 Sep 2005
Polly want a cracker!
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2005
That's hilarious -- the app actually asks you for your password in order to extract the local password! I certainly hope most aren't so gullible to walk past that one.
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 03 Aug 2005
Only for 10.3 and 10.4 hashes does it require a password, but for 10.2 hashes it doesn't. This is just because of the way the permissions in Mac OS X are set up. If you know a way to extract 10.3/10.4 hashes without knowing an administrator password, please do the world a favor and tell. Until then, shut up.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
I just wanted to make sure, as the developer, that everyone understands that macKrack doesn't actually phone home whether for version checking or any other purposes. It doesn't make any network connections at all, and anyone with basic knowledge of how to use tcpdump or Little Snitch could verify that. So don't worry. I was just kidding before about the Russians....
[Version 1.4.3]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Apr 2005
Most of us got the joke
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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
Russians? Those weren't Russians.

Fnord.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
Some reviewers have expressed concern that MacKrack might "call home" and reveal cracked passwords and other personally identifying information.

The reason I doubt this is because it would be blatantly obvious to detect and document it. Only a dishonest cracker located offshore would attempt such a thing.

How about an installer that asks for your admin password? How do you know it's not really the program doing this and phoning home?

The way around a lot of this is to distribute code under the GPL so users can judge for themselves if anything is phoning home by reading the code.

Does Adobe software phone home when you run it? Does iTunes? Does RealOne. How about Azureus or eDonkey? Muahaahahh!
[Version 1.4.3]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
Does Adobe software phone home when you run it? Does iTunes? Does RealOne. How about Azureus or eDonkey

Sometimes, no, sometimes, no, no. Acquisition does, though.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Apr 2005
'The way around a lot of this is to distribute code under the GPL so users can judge for themselves if anything is phoning home by reading the code.'

This only helps if you're capable of building the app yourself. This is an old trick used by programmers for ages.

There is no necessary proof the source you read is what made the program.

Smell the coffee.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
Excellent! I'm a bit disappointed though it doesn't send all my info to the FBI, tut tut, where would we be without paranoia.

Nice app and useful (although not everyday), Thanks.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
I think the phrase is: "I would not bother with this dog", but then again I am just guessing.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Apr 2005
Actually it does call home, and report to me all the passwords you cracked along with your IP address, email address, name, address, phone number, weight, and the names of your children. I review it all while cackling demonically, and promptly sell all the information to the Russians (none in particular). But seriously -- what does "I would bother with this dog" mean?

Would you feel better if the application WASN'T free? Jeez... just because I write software for free my intentions are in question? Anyway, all password crackers are free as an unspoken rule (LC aside, because its creators are the evil capitalists). Which is not to mention that all the software I've ever written is free.

Anyway -- as mentioned by neil_m, Little Snitch is a good program to make sure apps aren't calling home.
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Aug 2005
LOL Good one. ;-)
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Apr 2005
Can anyone verify that this thing does not "call home" with other information. A free application that can crack passwords sound a bit suspicious to me. I would bother with this dog.
[Version 1.4]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Apr 2005
Calling home check.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10426

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Julian Severe rated on 15 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5.3]


Downloads:77,201
Version Downloads:51,930
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Free
Date:04 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacKrack is a password hash brute forcer, supporting the Crypt, MD5 SHA-1, and Salted SHA-1 algorithms. It has two modes: dictionary and keyspace brute force. The brute force mode supports the lowercase alphabet, entire alphabet, and alphanumeric cracking, with a variable maximum password length of 1-10 characters.


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