Easily Crack Windows Password with Ophcrack
Ophcrack is a useful hacking tool that cracks the login passwords of Windows operating system. Here we have shared features of Ophcrack, how it works and a link to download. It is very common for people to forget their Windows login passwords. Sometimes we need to access other’s computer but their login won’t allow us to enter. This article is an easy solution to this problem. This piece of software allows you hack any Windows password.
How Ophcrack Works?
It is a sophisticated tool that applies advance technology and algorithms to complete its operations faster and efficiently. It hacks Windows passwords using LM hashes through rainbow tables. There are hundreds of Gigabyte of rainbow tables available online. It can also import the hashes of different formats, however, you will only need LM or NTLM hashes.
Ophcrack uses time-memory trade-off which takes more space on hard disk in order to reduce the time. So most of the Windows passwords are cracked within the matter of minutes. It is a free open source program that also includes tables to crack passwords of up to 14 characters only alphanumeric characters. They also offer additional free rainbow tables to crack more complex passwords.
RainbowCrack also uses rainbow tables and it can crack any complex hash guaranteed whether it’s from a website or software. Here you can download and read more about RainbowCrack.
Additional Features of Ophcrack:
- Ophcrack runs on all operating system including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.
- It can crack all sorts of LM and NTLM hashes.
- Offers free rainbow tables for Windows XP, Vista and 7.
- Additional Brute-force module for simpler passwords.
- It also features Audit mode and CSV export.
- User Graphical User Interface with Real-time analysis graphs to show process.
- You can also get LiveCD to simplify the cracking.
- Allows user to load and dump hashes from encrypted SAM.
- Best of all, it is free and open source.
How to Use Ophcrack?
You should also have the knowledge of rainbow tables before using it. If you know a little about the password then it will be easier to crack it using just the brute force. However, this method is insufficient against complex passwords and hashes. This is where the assistance of rainbow tables is required.
Ophcrack has some built in tables that would work on Windows XP, Vista and 7. Otherwise, you may need to download some additional rainbow tables. There has not been any release for Ophcrack Windows 10 yet.
- First of all, download LiveCD Ophcrack from the link below.
- Next you have burn it on a CD or copy on a USB to boot from.
- Connect the CD or USB to the PC you want to crack and boot from it.
- It will open a new Graphical User Interface after booting Ophcrack.
- Select “Graphics Mode, Automatic” if you are a beginner.
- Choose the account, configure settings according to your need and load the tables.
- It will take a few minutes or more depending on the password, you will get the password in the end.
- Restart your PC, remove the CD/USB, load windows and apply the password. That’s it!