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Need somebody to crack an LM hash for me

by SwitchTF2 / February 4, 2014 8:49 PM PST

I need this hash cracked to get into my computer:
4361820A2A8EE8214BAF8B986820D955DEC977D50D7616870BE444CA2A205440

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The idea of a hash ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 9:17 PM PST

is that it's easy to calculate it from the original, but practically impossible to derive the original from the hack.
So better start working based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LM_hash

But it's much easier to just erase everything on the hard disk and reinstall the OS, if you want to use the computer.

Kees

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kees
by SwitchTF2 / February 4, 2014 9:39 PM PST
In reply to: The idea of a hash ...

I need the password, so I need someone to crack the hash for me Sad

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Good luck
by Jimmy Greystone / February 4, 2014 10:17 PM PST
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Good luck then, because it'll probably take the average desktop computer a couple of weeks to years to crack that via brute force methods. There's also the fact that it would be against the law in the US and I believe Europe to do so where there are rather broadly written laws prohibiting the circumvention of any kind of copy protection system like encryption. We also haven't established that you have a legal right to the encrypted contents, so maybe you are an innocent victim of one of those nasty bits of malware that encrypt the drive and extort a ransom in exchange for the key, but maybe you are in possession of stolen goods and didn't count on the contents being encrypted.

We don't know which is closer to the truth, so combined with the legal issues and the fact that it's not like someone can just snap their fingers and decrypt this for you even if everything were completely on the up and up, I'm suggesting that the forum moderators lock this thread.

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Link only.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 10:38 PM PST
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I've never needed to do that. I use tools like
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 11:05 PM PST

If I need to get into a password protected Windows PC the average tools such as NTPASSWD and Live Boot CDs are more than enough. Are you sure you tried those first?
Bob

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