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Farewell to Syskey!

Download the article as PDF file Fare thee well, and if for ever still for ever fare thee well. ... More >>
Date: 15:11:44 19.10.2017
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  syskey, encryption, md5, rc4, aes, decrypt, registry, microsoft, key, sam, windows, fall creators update
 

Analyzing rule efficiency in a hybrid dictionary attack

  When it comes to password decryption, a hybrid dictionary attack is a very flexible and in ... More >>
Date: 11:34:10 25.08.2017
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  hybrid, dictionary attack, dictionary, wordlist, rule, mutation, password, word, recover, find, hash
 

Hash Encryption in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft recently introduced a large anniversary update for Windows 10, one of its most popular o ... More >>
Date: 11:59:40 06.12.2016
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  windows 10, Anniversary Update, hash, sam, encryption, rc4, aes, security, ntlm, lm, decrypt
 

Vulnerability of DPAPI data protection in Win2K, Win2K3, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012

Brief description of the vulnerability The problem Affected software Technical deta ... More >>
Date: 16:27:51 10.06.2014
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  dpapi, flaw, protection, vulnerability, security, windows, server, 2012, domain, administrator, password
 

Creating unique dictionaries for password recovery

A lot of water has flown under the bridge since the first password recovery tool has appeared, but a ... More >>
Date: 16:15:28 12.12.2013
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  password, recovery, brute, brute-force, dictionary, wordlist, create, tool, program
 

Hacking WPA2 passwords on Apple iOS in just a few seconds

In researching Apple iOS the German security experts Andreas Kurtz, Daniel Metz, and Felix C. Frei ... More >>
Date: 09:33:24 19.06.2013
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  apple ios, wifi, wpa, psk, hack, crack, break, decrypt, mobile, hotspot, gpu, security
 

Password encryption in Internet Explorer 10

In connection with the upcoming release of Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10, we start getting mo ... More >>
Date: 09:52:27 24.10.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  internet explorer 10, internet explorer, internet, password, decrypt, dpapi, recover, vault, web
 

What is Windows Vault?

Amazingly, Windows Vault was first introduced to the public with the release of Windows 7, but th ... More >>
Date: 09:15:43 19.10.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  windows, vault, protect, decrypt, credential, storage, secret, security
 

Windows 8 stores logon passwords in plain-text

In one of our previous articles, you could read about ways to recover text passwords in Windows wi ... More >>
Date: 09:08:25 20.09.2012
Categories: 
Keywords:  windows, windows 8, logon, store, save, user, password, plain, text, windows password recovery, vault, pin, picture password, dpapi
 

Brief analysis of Yahoo leaked passwords

In early July 2012, the hacker group D33Ds Company published on its website a text file with email ... More >>
Date: 14:48:02 18.07.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  yahoo, leak, password, crack, break, windows password recovery, popular, password audit
 

Security audit: user plaintext passwords in OS Windows

Is your Windows logon password 30 characters long? Sorry to break it to you, but it's useless. Any ... More >>
Date: 10:50:39 30.05.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  windows, user, logon, plaintext password, password, windows, hash, secret, registry, windows password recovery
 

GPU FAQ

Q: What are the system requirements to run GPU recovery? ... More >>
Date: 09:54:14 30.05.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  gpu,faq,windows password recovery,passwords,brute,force,cuda,device,video
 

The Right Reverend James Langstaff is urging Christians to use Bible Quotes as Passwords

English bishop James Langstaff suggests using Bible quotes instead of more conventional, simple pa ... More >>
Date: 12:56:28 09.04.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  bible, strong, password, phrase, recover, program
 

DPAPI Secrets. Security analysis and data recovery in DPAPI (Part 2)

DPAPI Credential History Credential History in DPAPI CREDHIST data structure CREDHIST ... More >>
Date: 16:51:23 12.03.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  dpapi, decrypt, blob, master key, credhist, secret,reset, password
 

DPAPI Secrets. Security analysis and data recovery in DPAPI (Part 1)

Introduction DPAPI architecture and security What is DPAPI What does DPAPI protec ... More >>
Date: 16:43:58 12.03.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  dpapi, decrypt, blob, master key, credhist, secret,reset, password
 

Windows 8 to get its own password manager

According to preliminary information released by Microsoft, the forthcoming OS will have a built-i ... More >>
Date: 08:25:53 22.02.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  windows,windows 8, password, manager, live id, logon, remember, restore
 

Windows 8 - Getting Acquainted

Recently Microsoft officially presented Windows 8 Developer Preview, a preview of the forthcoming ... More >>
Date: 09:09:48 21.02.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  windows 8, password, recovery, windows, pin, live id, vault
 

Brief Analysis of RockYou Passwords

In December 2009, the RockYou.com website was attacked by hackers. The attack was successful and r ... More >>
Date: 09:30:10 20.02.2012
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  password,analysis,audit,recovery,statistics
 

LSA Secrets in Windows

  What are LSA secrets? What is stored in LSA secrets? Where are LSA secrets stored? LSA Se ... More >>
Date: 09:28:32 04.05.2011
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  lsa, secret, windows, viewer, read, decrypt, reader, extract, download
 

Modifying PC BIOS setting to load from a bootable CD/DVD/USB

  General information In order to load from your bootable drive, you may need to adjust your ... More >>
Date: 18:21:59 19.11.2010
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  Modify,bios,load,boot,cd,dvd,usb,disk
 

Windows passwords FAQ

Q: What is password protection? A: ... More >>
 

Outlook Passwords

Use strong passwords that combine upper- and lowercase let ... More >>
 

Recovering lost Internet Explorer passwords: Theory and Practice

  German translation of the article can be found here. You can translate the artic ... More >>
 

Recovering Internet Explorer 7 - 9 passwords

  You can translate the article into your native language in order to get the progra ... More >>
 

Decrypting Windows CardSpace

What is Windows CardSpace Windows CardSpace is an industry-standard solution for managing user's ide ... More >>
Date: 22:43:15 10.12.2009
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  network, password, system, windows, recover, dpapi, pin, hash, key, cardspace, infocard, decrypt, security, domain, user, internet, crack, lost, program
 

General instruction on recovering passwords from hashes

Use this simple instruction for the recovery of any passwords in Passcape Software programs. This in ... More >>
Date: 22:16:06 10.12.2009
Categories: Articles
Keywords:  recover, password, hash, md4, md5, sha, brute, force, dictionary, attack, word, download, program
 

Recovering domain cached passwords

You can translate the article into your native language in order to get the program's registrat ... More >>