Cracking Windows Passwords Using Ophcrack

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Cracking Windows Passwords Using Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. 

Ophcrack LiveCD Tutorial

  • Go to the ophcrack website and choose the correct operating system LiveCD to download
  • With the downloaded .ISO, create a LiveCD i.e.., burn the .ISO file in CD
  • Put the CD in your CD-Drive and restart to boot from the CD
  • You will see the welcome screen after few seconds
  • Hit <ENTER> or wait six seconds to boot into the Ophcrack Graphic mode. If something goes wrong and the screen won’t show the Graphics, restart and go into the Ophcrack Graphic VESA mode. If this also fails, go into Ophcrack Text mode
  • Once it ophcrack loads completely, it will automatically get your Windows password hashes and begin the cracking process.  

Ophcrack LiveCD Download Mirror