ZIP cracker, CCRYPT cracker, and others to come.
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Copyright (C) 2011-2016 by Mickaël 'Tiger-222' Schoentgen.

Cracker-ng comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the GNU General Public Licence for details.


Cracker-ng, a multiple file password finder. For now, there are these modules:

  • zip cracker (zip, winzip, apm, ipa, and all zip based files),
  • ccrypt cracker (cpt, antigift) [from the 2nd version (1.1) to the latest (1.10), 1.0 is buggy]

What this tool does not:

  • call a tierce tool like unrar or unzip to check the password (and will never)
  • compute permutations (will change) or create wordlists

What this tool does:

  • understand the data format (see src/*)
  • check the password using the way official tool does
  • use optimized routines
  • read passwords from a wordlist or STDIN:
    • cat, john, crunch or whatever you want for wordlist attack


$ git clone
$ cd cracker-ng

# For testers and contributors, always work with on the devel branch:
$ git checkout devel

$ make

The final execuable file will be stored into bin folder.


Usage: MODULEcracker-ng -f FILE

Examples with ZIP module:

$ cat wordlist.lst | zipcracker-ng -f FILE  -

$ john --incremental --stdout | zipcracker-ng -f FILE -

$ crunch 1 8 -f charset.lst lalpha | zipcracker-ng -f FILE -

$ zipcracker-ng -f FILE -w wordlist.lst


I wrote this tool when I saw poor resources we have on *unix for ZIP and RAR files password cracking. Hope it will be helpful.