DPAPIck – Recover offline passwords

April 6th, 2010 by Dev Team in Password Info, windows

This is a forensic tool to deal, in an offline way, with Microsoft Windows® protected data, using the DPAPI (Data Protection API).
A non-exhaustive list of those recoverable secrets are :

* EFS certificates
* MSN Messenger credentials
* Internet Explorer form passwords
* Outlook passwords
* Google Talk credentials
* Google Chrome form passwords
* Wireless network keys (WEP key and WPA-PMK)
* Skype credentials

Of course you need to know the user’s current password, you can recover it from the SAM.
Download Here
You can also read an excellent article on the undocumented process of recovering DPAPI passwords here

Most Common Hotmail Password Revealed!

October 6th, 2009 by Dev Team in Uncategorized

Follow-up to yesterdays post. A researcher who examined 10,000 Hotmail, MSN and passwords that were recently exposed online has published an analysis of the list and found that “123456″ was the most commonly used password, appearing 64 times.

Forty-two percent of the passwords used lowercase letters from “a to z”; only 6 percent mixed alpha-numeric and other characters.


July 23rd, 2009 by Dev Team in Uncategorized

Google Chrome browser is the latest entry into the ongoing web browser’s war which is mainly ruled by IE and Firefox. The word Google behind the Chrome has given it lot of hype and popularity than any other browser got in such a short duration. However some of the features such as searching from the same address bar, thumbnails of top sites, private browsing etc makes it stand apart from other browsers in the market.

Like other browsers Chrome also has built-in login password manager functionality which keeps track of the login secrets of all visited websites. Whenever user logins to any website, he/she will be prompted to save the credentials for later use and if user chooses so, then the username & passwords will be stored in internal login database. So next time onwards whenever user visits that website, he/she will be automatically logged in using these stored credentials which saves hassle of entering the credentails every time.

ChromePasswordDecryptor is standalone application which does not require any installation and can be directly executed after copying to local system.

* Launch the ChromePasswordDecryptor on the system.
* By default it will automatically display the default chrome profile path for current user. However you can change the path using the ‘browse’ button besides it.
* Then you can click on ‘Show’ button to decrypt and display all the stored login secrets from Chrome.
* Next you can click on ‘Export’ button to save all the secrets to standard HTML file.
Download chromepassworddecryptor

Recover Google Passwords via SMS

June 25th, 2009 by Dev Team in Uncategorized

Google just added an SMS option to its accounty recovery system, letting anyone who forgets their passwords, or finds it suspiciously locked, set up a mobile phone number to have a recovery password sent to. U.S.-only for now, but Google says it’s working to expand the option. Want to add your phone number to an existing account? Sign into account management, then head to Change Password Recovery Options.

via Google Operating System

10 ways of resetting a lost linux root password

April 22nd, 2009 by Dev Team in Linux, Privilege Escalation


A good password has the problem of being difficult to remember. And sometimes you might need to get in to a system where the root password is long forgotten (or left with the system administrator before you).
Luckily there are ways of getting access to systems without having the password. This is of course in a sense also a security risk. That’s why you should always be aware that having unattended physical access to a computer system means the same as having root access to the operating system. Unless the information on a system is encrypted, it’s only as save as the room it’s in.

The method to use to reset the password if you lost the root (or only) password depends on the configuration of your system. But it mostly comes down to two separate tasks:

– get write access to the root partition

– change the password/circumvent control

Here are some things you can try from easy to more complicated. (more…)

Saved Password Locations

November 25th, 2008 by admin in Firefox, Password Info, Trillian, windows, Yahoo

Many people ask about the location in the Registry or file system that applications store the passwords. Here is a list of password storage locations for popular applications compiled by Nir Sofer.
Be aware that even if you know the location of the saved password, it doesn’t mean that you can move it from one computer to another. many applications store the passwords in a way that prevent you from moving them to another computer or user profile. (more…)

Google Clear-Text passwords

October 6th, 2008 by admin in Google, News, Password Info, windows

Chrome stores saves passwords in CLEAR TEXT.

1 ] Go to any site that allows you to sign in ex.

2 ] Enter your fake username. Enter a false (incorrect) password

3 ] Allow Chrome to save password ( It will prompt below the address bar)

4 ] Close Chrome

5 ] Locate and change directory using the command prompt to the path below

%:\Documents and Settings\%user name%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current Session ( Path might be different in Vista )

6 ] Note that the “Current Session” file needs to be present in your
“\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\” directory

7 ] Type this command in cmd : find “&secret” “Current Session”

8 ] You can see that its stored in clear text.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\C
hrome\User Data\Default>find “&secret” “Current Session”


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How Google Chrome Stores Passwords

September 15th, 2008 by Dev Team in Uncategorized

Every browser released in the last decade has some sort of password management system, and Google Chrome is no different. Sift through the Chrome source code, released under the open source project Chromium, and you’ll found out how they do it.

Let’s start at the top and work our way down. Any time a password is saved, you’re first prompted with the save password bar.

Reveal Google Chrome Passwords

September 8th, 2008 by admin in Uncategorized

Being a new browser most people don’t know where to find their stored passwords. To reveal your passwords