John The Ripper

For MacOS X (PPC and Intel) and Windows (SSE/SSE2)

Based on the code developed by Solar Designer and other contributers to the Openwall Project

Platforms Supported:

PowerPC and Intel Based Macintosh Computers running MacOS X. Windows systems with a CPU that supports SSE/SSE2 extensions.


Primary Use:

Testing the password security implemented on various computing platforms including MacOS X Tiger/Leopard. Very useful for professionals that provide penetration testing services.


Software Available:

A Macintosh computer with a G4 PowerPC, G5 PowerPC or Intel processor or Windows system with a modern Intel processor is recommended for the best performance. For users with a G3 PowerPC processor, a separate binary is provided.


Questions or Comments: Contact Erik Winkler (ewinkler AT erols.com)