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I am new to Macs, so I don't know which tool is good for MD5 brute forcing in Mac OS X. Do you have any suggestions?

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closed as off topic by DMA57361 Jul 11 '11 at 15:18

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Ignoring the potential "bad" reasons you might wish to break hashes, this question is totally off-topic as it's "what are your favorite X?". – DMA57361 Jul 11 '11 at 15:20
@DMA57361 - there are legit reasons for cracking hashes too.. Like when you forget a password you need, or if you're conducting a security audit.. Probably other legit cases too. – Doc Jul 11 '11 at 16:02
@TheWhile hence my use of the word "potential", it's still the wrong type of question for the site. If they've lost a password, they should be asking how to recover from that problem. – DMA57361 Jul 11 '11 at 16:37
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I am a big fan of John the Ripper. You can find a custom build for OS X here:

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+1 John the Ripper seems like the defacto tool for this kind of thing. Hopefully Winthan doesn't mind the command line too much. – Doc Jul 11 '11 at 15:38
I didn't know there is Mac version of John :) I love it :) – Winthan Aung Jul 11 '11 at 15:54
@Winthan - Indeed.. And if you're not already aware of it, you can get other great common unixy tools through MacPorts. Worth checking out. – Doc Jul 11 '11 at 16:01

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