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Top 12 best Windows and Unix Password Recovery Tools

In case you forget your password or you just need to enter -legally- some kind of system that you did not know the password, or you just want to recover your lost password, then you need to bookmark this list of best password recovery tools. Mostly available for free and always updated, so thanks for every contributor in this list. Ok, here we go

1. Cain and Abel : The top password recovery tool for Windows
UNIX users often smugly assert that the best free security tools support their platform first, and Windows ports are often an afterthought. They are usually right, but Cain & Abel is a glaring exception. This Windows-only password recovery tool handles an enormous variety of tasks. It can recover passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks, recording VoIP conversations, decoding scrambled passwords, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols. It is also well documented.

2. John the Ripper : A powerful, flexible, and fast multi-platform password hash cracker
John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), DOS, Win32, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. It supports several crypt(3) password hash types which are most commonly found on various Unix flavors, as well as Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP LM hashes. Several other hash types are added with contributed patches. You will want to start with some wordlists, which you can find here, here, or here.

3. THC Hydra : A Fast network authentication cracker which support many different services
When you need to brute force crack a remote authentication service, Hydra is often the tool of choice. It can perform rapid dictionary attacks against more then 30 protocols, including telnet, ftp, http, https, smb, several databases, and much more. Like THC Amap this release is from the fine folks at THC.

4. Aircrack : The fastest available WEP/WPA cracking tool
Aircrack is a suite of tools for 802.11a/b/g WEP and WPA cracking. It can recover a 40 through 512-bit WEP key once enough encrypted packets have been gathered. It can also attack WPA 1 or 2 networks using advanced cryptographic methods or by brute force. The suite includes airodump (an 802.11 packet capture program), aireplay (an 802.11 packet injection program), aircrack (static WEP and WPA-PSK cracking), and airdecap (decrypts WEP/WPA capture files).

15 Simple Tips to Create and Remember Passwords

There are a lot of tips to create good and strong passwords, but a few have listed a tips to remember it also. You can create very complex long character password, but you're getting easier to forget it. Yup, it was me, and based on my experience. Listed below 15 simple tips to create and remember passwords. Agree or not is up to you then. Enjoy

1. Develop a Truly Random Password and Use a Mnemonic Device
Use software or, less reliable but usually effective enough, simply jot down letters and numbers as they come to your mind. Focus on each letter of the password. A way to remember a randomized, assigned difficult password, like "tthertd" can be simple and fun. Think of a sentence where there is one word beginning with each letter of the password, for example, "tthertd" could be "terrible tigers have every right to drive."

2. Develop an Algorithm
Take the name of the website and then add the last four digits of a friend's home phone number to the end. (Don't use your own phone number, since a clever hacker could try the same algorithm in a dictionary attack.) The password for wikiHow might be "wikiHow4588". This is by way of example only because it is too easy for others to figure out but you would add your own personal twist. Maybe you would spell wikihow backwards. The more steps in your algorithm, and the more unpredictable each step is, the more secure your password.

3. Combine the Best of You
Choose a favorite number (or two), a favorite word (or two), a favorite symbol (or two). Add the first one (or two) symbols that come to mind when you see the website address or the most prominent words on the sign-in page. Choose an order and put them all together into one long string.

9 Must-Have FireFox Security Add-ons

Still believe Firefox browser is the most secure browser on internet, so you need to download this add-ons for better security experience when using firefox. Basically the security is not just as user and password, but actually more than that. Yup, we're human and we're hate to remember the passwod. Ok then, here is the list sort by the most downloaded.

1. Password Exporter
Stats: 11,563 weekly downloads
This extension allows you to export your saved passwords and disabled login hosts using XML or CSV files that can be imported in another browser or computer.

2. Sxipper
Stats: 5,877 weekly downloads
Forget your passwords! Sxipper accurately fills in forms, manages passwords and your OpenIDs.

3. Secure Login
Stats: 5,546 weekly downloads
Secure Login is a login extension for Mozilla Firefox integrated password manager. Its main feature is similar to Opera's (the browser) Wand login.

4. ProCon Latte
Stats: 4,436 weekly downloads
Filter web pages containing explicit content based on text on websites.

7 Free Default Password List Websites - Something You Need to Bookmark

We, everybody, know that internet provide any information that you'll probably need someday in the future. For example maybe you never care about how to enter the Cisco Router on your office but one day if the network administration get sick and probably you in immediate situation to control your router then you need this long lifetime default password list. Since based on some research most of Network Administrator never change their default password list. Ok check out this list:

1. Phenoelit-us.org
Phenoelit-us maybe the simplest password list websites, it used dark background. You'll like it when searching through their large database.

2. RouterPasswords.com
Probably most complete for Network Devices default password such as Router or Firewall.

3. CIRT.net
Database: 374 vendors and 1715 passwords. Cirt claim that they have 1715 default password, large enough. Simple navigation make you easier to find your default password for your device

3 Best Lotus Notes Password Recovery Free Softwares

IBM Lotus Notes is one of email client software just like Outlook from Microsoft. I used it for my daily work, because it's an office must. However just like ordinary password, even if we type it everyday sometimes we're forget on it.

Ok, at this point you will know that i'm not a good password reminder. Ok here is what i do to recover my Lotus Notes password. But dont forget that all recovery process should be performed on the Lotus Notes directory installation. Check out the lists

1. Notes Password Recovery
Method: Brute Force
Interface: Windows Based
Price: Free
Score: 5/5

My number one recommendation is for Notes Password Recovery. It is a free utilities develop by Virtualobjectives from Sidney Australia. All interface is windows based on it is very easy to be used. Just put it on the C:\Lotus\Notes directory since this software need DLL from Lotus Notes. Then you will instructed to select your password file everything that end with *.ID file extentions

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