[Hack] Windows Password Hacking!

Today i will show you how to crack Windows password ,this technique tested on Windows XP ,Windows 7

  •  Linux Live CD (any live CD will do it ,i recommend Ubuntu Live CD, or BackTrack Live CD) as i am "BackTrack-er" i will use BackTrack.
  • Time needed : 2-3 minutes

The idea behind this technique is changing the access for sethc.exe file to cmd.exe ,sethc file is the Stickykeys application; you can provoke it by pressing shift 5 times ,and cmd.exe is the usual command prompt, so we will make windows start command prompt instead of sticky keys application when we press shift 5 times.

note: we can use utilman.exe (utility manager) instead of sethc.exe ,you can provoke it by pressing windows login key + U .

Crack Windows Password! (not really!) 

1. Boot BackTrack Live CD.

2. Here is our file (sethc.exe) ,its located in "Windows/system32" folder.

3. You can rename files from the file browser directly, or you can use the console, i will use the console; its faster, browse to the location of the files (system32).

4. What we will do is rename "sethc.exe" to "sethc.old" and rename "cmd.exe" to "seth.exe" i will use the following commands:

mv sethc.exe sethc.old
mv cmd.exe sethc.exe

5. Reboot.

6. Now you will see the login screen.

 7. Press shift 5 times and the command prompt should appear.

 8. Start the explorer.

 9. Now you can do whatever you want! you have full access .

How to protect yourself!

  • Change boot priority so your HDD is the first choice.
  • Disable USB boot if you dont use it.
  • Secure BIOS setup menu by password.


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    8 Response to "[Hack] Windows Password Hacking!"

    1. Bilalٍ says:
      July 28, 2010 at 12:31 PM


    2. Diana Habashneh says:
      July 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM

      ya zalemh liesh heik!! hal2 ma r7 ne7'las, eza 7da 3emel hack 3ndi enta elsabab :D

    3. Dr.Mohammed says:
      July 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM

      @ Bilal :

      why i am hearing evil laugh behind your "nice" comment?!!

      @Diana :

      And that's why i included protect yourself section!
      you welcome.

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    5. Dr.Mohammed says:
      July 31, 2010 at 2:15 PM

      @ Rain:

      for sure!

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      November 26, 2010 at 10:23 AM

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      December 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM

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      July 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

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