Crackq Client Setup

Stand-alone client binaries for Windows, Linux and OS X

The following stand-alone binaries do not require a Python installation.

Install the Crackq client from GitHub

Get the latest development version of the Crackq client from GitHub:

support@hashcrack$ git clone

Installing the Crackq client on Linux

  1. Install pip if it's not already installed. For example, on Ubuntu:

    support@hashcrack$ ! which pip && sudo apt-get install python-pip
  2. Install the Crackq command-line client:

  3. support@hashcrack$ sudo pip install crackqcli
  4. Make sure the client is in your PATH:

  5. support@hashcrack$

Installing the Crackq client on OS X

Similar to the Linux installation procedure, the crackqcli can be installed via pip. However, depending on whether pip was installed via Homebrew or MacPorts, the Python bin directory may not be in your PATH by default. For example, the MacPorts Python bin directory is:


You can add this directory to your global PATH or call using the full path:


Installing the Crackq client on Windows

Starting from Python 2.7.9, pip is included by default. Download the latest Python 2.7.x package.

  1. Assuming the python executable is not in PATH and the default installation is "C:\Python27", modify your PATH variable to include the following:


    This can be accomplished by:

    • Right-click Computer and select Properties
    • Select Advanced System Settings
    • Select Environment Variables
    • In the User Variables section, append the above directories to your PATH variable
  2. Install the Crackq client:

  3. C:\Users\hashcrack>pip install --pre crackqcli

Updating the Crackq client

If the Crackq client was installed from GitHub, it can be updated by simply pulling the latest version:

support@hashcrack$ cd Crackq && git pull

To update the Crackq client installed with pip:

support@hashcrack$ pip install crackqcli --upgrade


  1. 03/06/2017: We're switching to cryptocurrency only. Bitcoin and Ethereum are accepted with support for more cryptocurrencies coming up.
  2. 30/05/2016: Added HOTBOX-xxxx to the list of default ESSIDs. See the full list here.
  3. 28/05/2016: We're now accepting Ether as the payment option (!
  4. 05/05/2016: Added 4G-Gateway-XXXX to the list of default ESSIDs. See the full list here.
  5. 27/02/2016: Added RogersXXXXX to the list of default ESSIDs. See the full list here.
  6. 26/02/2016: Stand-alone Windows client binary v0.4 can be downloaded from here.
  7. 26/02/2016: Crackq client v0.4 is released. Added support for MYSQL 4.1+ (double SHA1) hashes.
  8. 20/10/2015: Added Speedy-XXXXXX and Fibertel WiFixxx to our default WPA list.
  9. 16/09/2015: Added support for password protected PDF files. Currently versions 1.4 - 1.6 are supported.
  10. 01/09/2015: Added EE-BrightBox-xxxxxx and TPG-XXXX to the list of default ESSIDs. See the full list here.
  11. 26/05/2015: Added support for PHPass (Wordpress, Joomla and phpBB3) hashes.
  12. 13/04/2015: WPA/WPA2 rules and brute-force attacks supported by Crackq