I recently had a scenario where i was given a Windows machine that i needed to log into. The only problem is that i was not given the Username & Password’s in order to log onto it. Formatting it was not an option as i needed the data on the Laptop… and didn’t have the energy to take out the Hard Disk and get the information by hooking it up to a second machine.
In comes Ophcrack. This software gives you two options, either download to the local machine, in order to retrieve passwords, or by far the easiest option. Create a bootable CD/USB Pen…..
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very
efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method.
It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.
The easiest option is to create a bootable Linux CD or USB pen drive – then it is a case of inserting the disk, rebooting the machine and booting from your medium. The Software then displays all the username & Passwords that it has retrieved from the registry.
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…. I have used this software, and it works like a charm