How to crack windows password .
Definitely… We can windows password in a seconds...
Operating system password bypassing or cracking is very interesting topic for many people including me. Some people including me.
Some people feel password can protect their confidential data . Infact that’s not true. If a system is in network or if someone could access it physically then they can access data. Ofcourse we are going to see some techniques of protecting them too .
So let’s check…
As we discussed in social engineering chapter the best place to save your password is your brain.
But what about computer which doesn’t have a brain like human. It has to save in its memory device . Almost all operating systems won’t save your password as it is ;
Because OS vendors know the hackers exist to see some ones password:P, So operating system encrypts password before saving it in the memory device .
All NT windows operating system saves encrypted passwords in SAM file. It is located at OS installed
drive -> Windows ->System 32 -> config -> SAM
There are lots of crackers which take these hashes and break the passwords of your operating system. So let’s start exploring them.
Someof the popular password bypassers and cracker
- Konboot (Bypass password for MAC& windows)
- Cain and able
- John the ripper (JTH)
- Hirenboot live DVD/CD
- Sam inside, etc
This is one of my favourite tools which bypasses password of many windows system and MACOSx .
You can download this tool from http://www.kon-boot.com/.
2. Ophcrack .
This tool is also available as a suite in backtrack os. Let’s start cracking my OS password now.
Download from http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net
3.Cain and Able