Twenty free and effective infosec tools

We asked readers to name the free tools they find most useful in their daily work as infosec practitioners. Here are 20 that stand out.

By , Network World |  Security, free software, information security

Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It comes with a graphical user interface and runs on multiple platforms, according to the specifications on the website.

Features include the following:

-- Cracks LM and NTLM hashes.

-- Free tables available for Windows XP and Vista/7.

-- Brute-force module for simple passwords.

-- Audit mode and CSV export.

-- Real-time graphs to analyze the passwords.

-- LiveCD available to simplify the cracking.

-- Dumps and loads hashes from encrypted SAM recovered from a Windows partition.

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