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Password Cracker: OSX

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Password Cracker: OSX



This module uses John the Ripper or Hashcat to identify weak passwords that have been acquired from OSX systems. The module will only crack xsha from OSX 10.4-10.6, xsha512 from 10.7, and PBKDF2 from OSX 10.8+. XSHA is 122 in hashcat. XSHA512 is 1722 in hashcat. PBKDF2 (PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA512) is 7100 in hashcat.


  • h00die


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/analyze/crack_osx
msf auxiliary(crack_osx) > show actions
msf auxiliary(crack_osx) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(crack_osx) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(crack_osx) > run 

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