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#1 Ivy74

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:01 AM

One of the many tools in my arsenal that makes my job easier is a password cracker. The only time(s) I need to use this is usually a workstation that lost trust with the domain, and no one knows the password to the local administrator account (which on Windows 7 is never administrator but found a trick to figure out the local account). What this CD does is you boot to it, it's clearly Linux based but designed to change/clear the local administrator account password so you can get into the PC, re-add it to the domain, and go on about your day. Also for those saying "why don't you just use  the cache account". Usually when a PC that loses trusts to the domain and is connected during that time, it remembers that and at times the cache accounts won't let you in or/and they don't have the necessary permissions to do what needs to be done. 

 

Here is the catch: first I don't know who makes it and I am yet to be the one that downloads it via internet. Every time I try to go and find it I get tons of porn websites and a few times a virus which that I now need to fix. But I know it's Linux based and very popular for I have seen many colleagues use it throughout my career at all the places I have worked at. I asked those where did they find it and they couldn't remember: great!

 

Why looking for it?

I got complaints from my colleagues that it doesn't work which I thought they weren't doing it right. Then one day I needed it and it didn't work. Between some tests and a little commonsense I figured out why. This CD is designed to work for Windows 7 and before BUT only for 32-bit machines. It can't find the Windows directory on a 64-bit PC hence the issue. So I would like the latest version hoping it has that issue resolved but again I don't know where to look. Not sure if I am 100% right on this but that is the pattern I am seeing.

 

Note this has nothing to do with hacking even thought technically that is what it does. No malicious intent involved and saves me from having to rebuild a PC. If you have a better solution I am open to those ideas as well.

 

I really hope this thread isn't removed. 


Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2014 - 02:09 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Tips/Tricks - Hamluis.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:34 AM

For a windows based solution, I would try the following. It can enable the hidden Administrator account, clear passwords and elevate User Accounts. Here is a good guide on enabling the hidden local Administrator Account. The guide uses an older version

 

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

 

For a linux solution there was a freeware solution called Pclogin Now but it is no longer developed and does not support Windows 8.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:38 AM

I will make a note of that and look into it. Thanks.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:49 PM

What is a name of this tool? Or mods deleted it?

I remember I once used something similar like you described to find my brother's Windows login password (xD) but now can't remember its name. It was before 6-7 years ago, so I know this is possible :)

Regards

(BTW sorry if I disturbed for bumping up your old thread)


Edited by Pampao, 11 November 2014 - 03:50 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

Hello Pampao.

No one deleted anything from this topic or a post.
No mods responded here.

Apparently no one knows the name of the tool Ivy asked about.

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

Ophcrack works good on all Windows 7 and earlier.



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 07:02 AM

Yeah, I'm going to +1 starrouter on that Ophcrack disc.

 

Pretty straight forward - drop it in & unless someone has really ramped up their PW, shouldn't take too long to find it.

 

My download didn't come with any surprises and when I was searching for it, it came right up, porn-free. :guitar:

 

Tested it at the house before I took it to the client and it cracked all but 1 of the 4 accounts I created.

 

The one it wasn't able to crack was a ridiculously long and complicated PW I created just to test it's muster.

 

 

Don't really want to give the link out, but Google or DuckDuckGo will help you find your way here.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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