John the Ripper is a fast password cracker. Its primary purpose is to
detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt(3) password hash types,
supported out of the box include fast built-in implementations of SHA-crypt
and SunMD5, Windows NTLM (MD4-based) password hashes, various macOS and
Mac OS X user password hashes, fast hashes such as raw MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256,
and SHA-512, various SQL and LDAP server password hashes, as well as many
non-hashes such as SSH private keys, S/Key skeykeys files, Kerberos TGTs,
encrypted filesystems such as macOS .dmg files and "sparse bundles",
encrypted archives such as ZIP, RAR, and 7z, encrypted document files such
as PDF and Microsoft Office's - and these are just some examples.
This version integrates lots of contributed patches, including GPU support,
dynamic expressions, has fallback for CPU SIMD extensions and for OMP,
moreover, has on device mask acceleration and prince mode available.
Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install John the Ripper CE
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.
Install John the Ripper CE
To install John the Ripper CE, simply use the following command: