|Open Cain & Able. This will bring to a screen like this:|
| ||Cain & Able Cain & Abel is a password recovery tool for Microsoft Operating Systems. It allows easy recovery of several kind of passwords by cracking encrypted passwords using Dictionary or Brute-Force attacks|
Click the "Cracker" tab. This will bring to a screen like this:
To left is a list of all of the various types of hashes that Cain & Able is capable of dealing with.
Across the top are buttons to crack less secure hashes that simply go through the same algorithm every time.
Click on the "LM & NTLM Hash"
Then click the " + " tab. This will bring a pop-up to the screen like this:
Check "import hashes from local system" and then click "Next".
That will bring to a screen like this:|
This shows all the active accounts on local system like administrator, guest, etc.
along with LM and NT hashed values of their respective passwords, as shown
|Right clicking on any username shows all available options using which we can crack it's password.|
|Here we select "Brute-Force Attack"|
|and then "NTLM Hashes", since windows uses NTLM hashes|
You will be greeted by a window where you can modify properties for brute-force attack
such as password length, character set, etc.
Note: In bottom window; "0 hashes of type NTLM loaded"
In this case, you will need to load hashes (tutorial)
Sometimes this happens, depends on the OS