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OpenCL Fix cracking of -m 97xx hashes in -a 3 mode of passwords of length be… Aug 22, 2019
charsets Order some of the new DES charset files Jul 4, 2017
deps Merge pull request #2113 from matrix/opencl_header_update Jul 29, 2019
docs Fixed invalid use of --hex-wordlist if encoded wordlist string is lar… Oct 8, 2019
extra/tab_completion tab completion: allow using "install version" of hashcat May 17, 2019
include Fix long hex encoded masks in maskfiles Oct 9, 2019
layouts User contribution: swiss keyboard layout (french) Jan 21, 2019
masks Prepare to rename project into hashcat May 10, 2016
modules Move module sources to src/modules Jan 13, 2019
obj add missing lock file Jul 29, 2019
rules Add "passhthrough" versions of hybrid rules (using ":") Sep 2, 2018
src Fix calculation of mask length for status view in case hex-charset is… Oct 9, 2019
tools Remove extra echo Aug 10, 2019
.appveyor.yml add missing OpenCL path Jul 1, 2019
.editorconfig Add an .editorconfig file enforcing some of the code style. See Dec 10, 2015
.gitattributes fallback for Makefile version if its not a git checkout (tarball) (re… May 19, 2016
.gitignore update repo and re-apply zip patch Jul 29, 2019
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Makefile Initial commit Dec 4, 2015 consistent forum plural/singular (thx, unix-ninja); also, README trai… Nov 1, 2018
example.dict Removed duplicated words in example.dict Aug 20, 2018
example0.cmd Binary Distribution: Removed 32 bit binary executeables Feb 22, 2019
example0.hash Prepare to rename project into hashcat May 10, 2016 Fix sed call in Makefile Jun 11, 2016
example400.cmd Binary Distribution: Removed 32 bit binary executeables Feb 22, 2019
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hashcat.hcstat2 LZMA compress version of hashcat.hcstat2 Jun 23, 2017
hashcat.hctune Update hashcat.hctune CPU entry for scrypt Jun 20, 2019


hashcat is the world's fastest and most advanced password recovery utility, supporting five unique modes of attack for over 200 highly-optimized hashing algorithms. hashcat currently supports CPUs, GPUs, and other hardware accelerators on Linux, Windows, and macOS, and has facilities to help enable distributed password cracking.


hashcat is licensed under the MIT license. Refer to docs/license.txt for more information.


Download the latest release and unpack it in the desired location. Please remember to use 7z x when unpacking the archive from the command line to ensure full file paths remain intact.


Please refer to the Hashcat Wiki and the output of --help for usage information and general help. A list of frequently asked questions may also be found here. The Hashcat Forum also contains a plethora of information.


Refer to for instructions on how to build hashcat from source.


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Contributions are welcome and encouraged, provided your code is of sufficient quality. Before submitting a pull request, please ensure your code adheres to the following requirements:

  1. Licensed under MIT license, or dedicated to the public domain (BSD, GPL, etc. code is incompatible)
  2. Adheres to gnu99 standard
  3. Compiles cleanly with no warnings when compiled with -W -Wall -std=gnu99
  4. Uses Allman-style code blocks & indentation
  5. Uses 2-spaces as the indentation or a tab if it's required (for example: Makefiles)
  6. Uses lower-case function and variable names
  7. Avoids the use of ! and uses positive conditionals wherever possible (e.g., if (foo == 0) instead of if (!foo), and if (foo) instead of if (foo != 0))
  8. Use code like array[index + 0] if you also need to do array[index + 1], to keep it aligned

You can use GNU Indent to help assist you with the style requirements:

indent -st -bad -bap -sc -bl -bli0 -ncdw -nce -cli0 -cbi0 -pcs -cs -npsl -bs -nbc -bls -blf -lp -i2 -ts2 -nut -l1024 -nbbo -fca -lc1024 -fc1

Your pull request should fully describe the functionality you are adding/removing or the problem you are solving. Regardless of whether your patch modifies one line or one thousand lines, you must describe what has prompted and/or motivated the change.

Solve only one problem in each pull request. If you're fixing a bug and adding a new feature, you need to make two separate pull requests. If you're fixing three bugs, you need to make three separate pull requests. If you're adding four new features, you need to make four separate pull requests. So on, and so forth.

If your patch fixes a bug, please be sure there is an issue open for the bug before submitting a pull request. If your patch aims to improve performance or optimize an algorithm, be sure to quantify your optimizations and document the trade-offs, and back up your claims with benchmarks and metrics.

In order to maintain the quality and integrity of the hashcat source tree, all pull requests must be reviewed and signed off by at least two board members before being merged. The project lead has the ultimate authority in deciding whether to accept or reject a pull request. Do not be discouraged if your pull request is rejected!

Happy Cracking!

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