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Windows saves your user and admin text passwords in the form of encrypted irreversible character strings called hashes, which are stored either locally or on network servers and act as protection when certifying a user. Microsoft upgrades their security with each OS upgrade, but numerous tools can bypass or crack Windows passwords. These tools are called Windows Password Recovery Tools, and note that unlocks or break your own Windows passwords is undoubtedly a legitimate practice.
Passper Winsenior is a very swift Windows password recovery software that is excellent with Windows rainbow tables. The lost passwords can be recovered within minutes, and first-time users with limited knowledge of Windows have found it extremely easy to navigate. Passper Winsenior allows you to easily remove, change, and create user accounts and passwords.
Windows Password Recovery Bootdisk lets you remove a lost Windows account password and gives the option of using extracted hashes for more advanced cracking (not for novices, though). You can view the number of password-protected accounts and submit extracted hashes to recover previous passwords. This means that you can restore the original password later to the laptop after resetting it.
PassFab 4WinKey is quick, widely used, and supports all versions of Windows. It cracks Windows passwords by using decryption codes and is the perfect tool for novices. It has four versions with varying prices and increasing specifications (Standard at $19.95, Professional at $29.95, Enterprise at $39.95, and Ultimate at $69.95).
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (Chrntpw) is a free and open-source Windows password recovery program designed mostly for people with basic Windows knowledge. It is completely text-based and targets the hidden registry file that stores passwords. This tool is rapid, minimalistic, and supports all versions of Windows. Office NT Password & Registry Editor functions more like a password remover; however, you can create a new password after the program has done its job.
LCP Windows Password Cracker is a robust audit and cracking tool which imports password hashes from the SAM file (C:/Windows/System32/Config), LC or LCS files, local or remote computers, etc. It uses decryption codes and three separate cracking algorithms, the dictionary attack, brute force attack, or a hybrid attack of both, to recover your lost Windows passwords. It also tasks the PC, so avoid using your PC until the crack is completed. One crucial drawback is that it requires that you have access to a user account before it can function.
John the Ripper is a primarily free and open-source Windows password recovery tool designed for individuals and commercial use. John the Ripper mainly uses the dictionary attack algorithm but also offers a brute force crack mode. It has unique features like creating custom wordlist files (customizable cracker) or specific permutation rules. Its dependence on command prompt makes it a complex tool for a Windows novice.
There are other ways to guard against password cracking. The simplest is well known and used by credit cards: after three unsuccessful attempts, access is blocked. Alternative ideas have also been suggested, such as doubling the waiting time after each successive failed attempt but allowing the system to reset after a long period, such as 24 hours. These methods, however, are ineffective when an attacker is able to access the system without being detected or if the system cannot be configured to interrupt and disable failed attempts.
_________________________________If A = 26 and N = 6, then T = 308,915,776D = 0.0000858 computing hourX = 0; it is already possible to crack all passwords in the space in under an hour_________________________________If A = 26 and N = 12, then T = 9.5 × 1016D = 26,508 computing hoursX = 29 years before passwords can be cracked in under an hour_________________________________
If A = 100 and N = 10, then T = 1020D = 27,777,777 computing hoursX = 49 years before passwords can be cracked in under an hour_________________________________If A = 100 and N = 15, then T = 1030D = 2.7 × 1017 computing hoursX = 115 years before passwords can be cracked in under an hour________________________________If A = 200 and N = 20, then T = 1.05 × 1046D = 2.7 × 1033 computing hoursX = 222 years before passwords can be cracked in under an hour
This practice poses a serious problem for security because it makes passwords vulnerable to so-called dictionary attacks. Lists of commonly used passwords have been collected and classified according to how frequently they are used. Attackers attempt to crack passwords by going through these lists systematically. This method works remarkably well because, in the absence of specific constraints, people naturally choose simple words, surnames, first names and short sentences, which considerably limits the possibilities. In other words, the nonrandom selection of passwords essentially reduces possibility space, which decreases the average number of attempts needed to uncover a password.
As its name suggests, RAR Password Unlocker, also named WinRAR password cracker, helps recover lost passwords of RAR files. The program has three ways to retrieve the passwords namely brute-force, brute-force with a user-defined mask, and a dictionary. Moreover, it supports all RAR files created by any program. 2b1af7f3a8