Huge Problem [ Regarding Passwords ]

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Huge Problem [ Regarding Passwords ]

Post by Crappp » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:36 pm

This is really going to blow your minds away.

Okay, so this guy managed to get my password off of a website, and he NEARLY got into my e-mail account. So I changed my e-mail AND Cerberus FTP Server passwords to be one new password that I could keep for only e-mail and FTP Server access, allowing me to be more secure.

Well, what do you know... I forgot the password. I attempted to recover them through the e-mail, but when I registered my e-mail back in 2003, I registered Anonymously, so therefore my birth date, ZIP Code, and Country are far from what and where I am.

So, my only possible way of getting my e-mail back is by "brute forcing" Cerberus. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean like a DDoS. I'm talking more of finding a way around the password encryption, for the sake of saving my e-mail.

Please, anyone, help me get my e-mail back! I've had it for a very long long time, and it's my only one... I don't want to lose it. :(


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Post by mdj » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:59 am

I am afraid Cerberus is not gonna do you any good... Cerberus simply doesn't know your password! It only saves a hash value of the password... Sorry.
Please remember that it is not particularly safe to use the same password you use for Cerberus for something else as well - at least if you are using traditional non-ssl ftp. The user name and password are transfered unencrypted in the ftp protocol.
Don't be paranoid, but be advised that someone IS out to get you...
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Losing passwords is fun!!!

Post by NitroxDM » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:46 pm

Ok, not really. I have been using keepass from for about two months now. I have enjoyed using it more then any other password manager app.

Good luck with that email!

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Post by Tornado » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:36 pm

Do you have an email client that is storing your password? OR
Do you have an FTP client also storing your password?

If so, a simple packet sniff (Wireshark) will locate your password through outgoing traffic from the client.

According to Serin, the password is stored in an "irreversable hash(SHA-1) value" - ... t=password.
Maybe a little research may reveal a way to bypass this encryption.

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Re: Huge Problem [ Regarding Passwords ]

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