Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker instantly reveals Internet passwords, retrieves login and password information protecting a variety of Web resources and mailboxes in various email clients. The tool instantly extracts passwords, stored forms and AutoComplete information in popular Web browsers, and captures mailbox and identity passwords from popular email clients.
We built Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker with digital forensics in mind. The tool offers a fully automatic, one-click solution for making a filtered dictionary containing each and every password extracted from the user’s computer. Using a high-quality dictionary containing the user’s existing passwords can tremendously increase effectiveness of brute-force attacks performed by other ElcomSoft tools such as Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery or Elcomsoft Advanced Office Password Recovery.
According to various researches, 60 per cent of consumers reuse their passwords. In as many as 70 per cent of cases, a password protecting a hard-to-crack Office 2013 document, BitLocker volume or RAR5 archive would be a simple variation of one of the user’s other passwords. Using the filtered wordlist produced by Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker in Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery with simple mutations (such as appending up to 4 digits to the end of each password) can solve up to 70 per cent of cases in a matter of minutes. Adding a more complex mutation will increase the time spent on attacks, but may deliver even better results.
Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker works instantly and automatically. The tool automatically detects applications, locates all available user identities and accounts, and extracts all cached information such as AutoComplete forms, pre-filled forms, logins and passwords protecting mailboxes, identities and user accounts.
While the tool comes with extensive exporting functionality, it offers a fully featured interactive mode as well. In this mode, experts can review information about the user’s applications, identities, accounts and passwords via convenient graphical interface.
Internet Explorer 7..11 have improved the security model protecting cached passwords. Cached information is now encrypted with addresses of corresponding Web sites or resources to make access impossible without knowing the exact URL of a site. Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker can still access protected information by retrieving the list of recently visited Web sites from browser history, and extracting cached information for resources identified.
Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker instantly displays the original plain-text passwords protecting mailboxes, POP3, IMAP, SMTP and NNTP news accounts and user identities in a variety of Microsoft email clients. All versions of Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail are supported, including Microsoft Passport passwords in Windows Live Mail. For all versions of Microsoft Outlook up to Office 2010, Elcomsoft Internet Password Breaker retrieves passwords protecting PST files.