Cracking Passwords with Ophcrack
Due: Oct 22.
Warning: These instructions are meant to provide you training with security issues. You are advised to implement this project on Virtual Machines Stealing passwords from any other real machine that is not yours, is not a good idea – it is a criminal offense.
This is a experiment to crack Windows XP passwords with Ophcrack.
To do this, first download, the ISO file for Ophcrack (Live CD)
[not the installable EXE] from - http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/
. This is an ISO file.
You can also get it from Raghu in the lab. Keep this file on a computer where you will run VMWare.
Also, read about Ophcrack and how to use it on the web. Familiarize yourself with what you are doing. A good set of instructions are at:
Now start a Windows XP virtual machine.
Continue starting your machine from the ISO. The machine loads up under a LINUX environment. It will load a screen where it shows you the account names. Let the program run for enough time till it displays all(?) the passwords on the XP machine.
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