» Runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, …
» Cracks LM and NTLM hashes.
» Free tables available for Windows XP and Vista.
» Brute-force module for simple passwords.
» Audit mode and CSV export.
» Real-time graphs to analyze the passwords.
» LiveCD available to simplify the cracking.
» Loads hashes from encrypted SAM recovered from a Windows partition, Vista included.
» Free and open source software (GPL).



- Software is freely available for download online

- Passwords are recovered automatically using the LiveCD method

- No software installation is necessary to recover passwords

- No knowledge of any existing passwords is necessary

- Ophcrack works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP


- 400MB+ (XP) / 500MB (7/Vista) LiveCD ISO image must be downloaded

- LiveCD ISO image must be burned to a CD before being used

- Some antivirus software may mistakenly flag Ophcrack as malware