REGISTER NOW FOR ONLINE TRAINING IN JANUARY 2013 Passware, in cooperation with Sumuri, is giving a series of live and online training and certification classes. This three-day training class will give students the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of digital encryption using Passware Kit. Students will gain an understanding of how encryption and […]
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Windows stores account passwords for all the logged-in users in memory. This holds true for Windows XP through Windows 8. Passwords are encrypted and are not visible in plain text, but there is still a way to identify and decrypt those passwords. When a computer hibernates, Windows writes all the physical RAM memory contents to […]
Passware Kit v.12 Introduces Batch File Processing and Instant Recovery of Windows Login Passwords from Memory
NEW IN PASSWARE KIT 12.0 Batch file processing Instant recovery of Windows login passwords through memory analysis
Mac OS X Lion stores salted SHA512 hashes of user accounts passwords. NOTE: if a memory image of a target computer is available, Mac OS X login passwords could be recovered instantly. Password hashes are stored in /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/<username>.plist files.
NEW IN PASSWARE KIT 11.7 Instantly decrypts MS Office 2007-2010 documents through memory analysis Instantly decrypts PGP Whole Disk Encryption volumes through memory analysis Recovers passwords for Apple Disk Images (DMG) Improved integration with Guidance EnCase: One-click password recovery from EnCase Imports dictionaries/wordlists directly from EnCase
Improving password recovery success rates Limited time and resources are usually the two biggest constraints for password recovery. A live memory image could contain encryption keys and passwords, but what are the options if there is no such image available? There are two important metrics for measuring effectiveness of password recovery: success rate and time […]