Hashcat is a tool for cracking cryptographic hashes using dictionary attacks, brute-force attacks, and mask attacks. It allows you to analyze and crack password hashes obtained from various sources, such as password databases, captured network packets, etc.

The tool supports various hashing algorithms, including MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA512, NTLM, bcrypt, scrypt, and others. This makes it a powerful password-cracking tool, regardless of the type of hashing that was used to store the passwords.