PyBozoCrack is a depressingly effective MD5 password hash cracker with almost zero CPU/GPU load.
PyBozoCrack is a depressingly effective MD5 password hash cracker with almost zero CPU/GPU load written in Python. Instead of rainbow tables, dictionaries, or brute force, PyBozoCrack simply finds the plaintext password. Specifically, it googles the MD5 hash and hopes the plaintext appears somewhere on the first page of results.
- Free software: BSD license
It works way better than it ever should. Go ahead and try.
$ python pybozocrack.py -f my_md5_hashes.txt
$ python pybozocrack.py -s fcf1eed8596699624167416a1e7e122e
The input file has no specified format. BozoCrack automatically picks up strings that look like MD5 hashes. A single line shouldn’t contain more than one hash.
Example with output:
$ python pybozocrack.py -f example.txt
Loaded 5 unique hashes
$ python pybozocrack.py -s fcf1eed8596699624167416a1e7e122efcf1eed8596699624167416a1e7e122e:octopus
To show just how bad an idea it is to use plain MD5 as a password hashing mechanism. Honestly, if the passwords can be cracked with this software, there are no excuses.
BozoCrack was originally written by Juuso Salonen (http://twitter.com/juusosalonen).
PyBozoCrack was rewritten in Python by Henrique Pereira (http://twitter.com/ikkebr).
- Increased test coverage
- Trying to fix problems with Travis
- First release on PyPI.