Partnerships

Belkasoft
Elcomsoft
Legal & Other

Disclaimer
Cookies
Use of this website (T&Cs)    
Environmental Responsibility
Compliance
Data Privacy
Documentation

Articles
White Papers
Brochures
Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Our Websites

Visit our sister websites
Copyright Strathclyde Forensics © 2009-2015. All Rights Reserved.
About us

Our People
Our Clients
What our Clients say
High Profile Cases
Contact us
Strathclyde Forensics website is found to be Safe by NORTON SAFE WEB Strathclyde Forensics website is found to be Safe by NORTON SAFE WEB
Strathclyde Forensics website is found to be SAFE by McAfee SECURE (Siteadvisor) Strathclyde Forensics website is found to be SAFE by McAfee SECURE (Siteadvisor)
"Absence of evidence is not
evidence of absence"
Our Blogs

Check out our Blogs
Terrorist Alerts

MI5 (UK)
Department of Homeland Security (USA)

Cyberattacks (real time)
Kaspersky
FBI Cyber Most Wanted

Home
ICTTF logo ICTTF logo
ACPO Guidelines ACPO Guidelines
Scottish Legal Aid logo Scottish Legal Aid logo
The American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery The American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery
Limbus Studio Limbus Studio
DFS Logo DFS Logo
Password Recovery & Cracking
Passwords are used by almost every computer user. You need a password to login to your PC at work, your email, your bank or EBay account. Passwords are a basic requirement for things to work in our information society. However there are certain problems associated with passwords that compromise their validity and role.

Most people use passwords that are very obvious (partners or children's names, DOB, plate number etc). Many people also do the mistake to keep written copies of passwords in their desks, wallets or even in their mobile phones or their email accounts.

If you need to access the email of a dismissed employee who did not provide his/her last valid password, if you need to check what your underage kid is doing on the internet, or if you need to unlock an encryption program as part of a police investigation, Strathclyde Forensics is here to help.
Password Cracking is the process of identifying a password, and is used in cases like the ones mentioned above.

Password Recovery is the retrieval of passwords that their owners have forgotten or lost.

We are using various methods of password cracking & recovery, from brute force to dictionaries and rainbow tables.

We can recover passwords from the following:

a Webmail accounts (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, Googlemail)
a Email clients (i.e. Outlook, Outlook Express)
a MS Office applications
a PDF documents
a ZIP and other compressed files
a many other kind of files (please contact us for details)

Password recovery and cracking is sometimes a long procedure, and it is subject to the complexity, length and strength of the password, together with the integrity of the file examined. However Strathclyde Forensics is moving password cracking to the next level, by implementing Elcomsoft technology.