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    why would I use one over the other? john seems to do everything hashcat does and more … maybe im missing something.

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    John uses CPU, Hashcat uses GPU. You’ll get better crack times based on where your horsepower is.

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    I find that each of them has applications where they’re useful and the other one isn’t. No reason not to have both of them installed & available.

    I think john works a little better for quick-n-dirty just-crack-this-now sort of projects, whereas hashcat (via Hashtopolis) has nice support for multi-machine multi-day coordinated cracking.

    In my (limited) experience I’ve had less trouble fighting with the machine about video/CPU drivers with john, compared to hashcat.

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