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Password Cracking

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Love ’em or hate ’em…for the time being, we’re stuck with passwords.  Passwords to login to our systems, to our mobile devices, bank accounts, online shopping sites, our social media, email and countless other passwords in our lives.  What do you do when you forget a password?  If you’re lucky, the site will have a “Forgot Password” button and a process to go through to setup a new password.  But what happens when that’s not an option?  What happens if you have a system or device that is not accessible and the password can’t simply be reset?  Or maybe, you have a document that has been encrypted with a password and lost the password — what then?

Luckily, there are techniques that can be used to crack those passwords.  Password cracking is the process of using an application program to identify an unknown or forgotten password to a computer or network resource.  A password cracker recovers passwords using various techniques.  The process can involve comparing a list of words to guess passwords, numerous types of software or the use of an algorithm to repeatedly guess the password.

Vestige has expertise in this arena and has perfected these techniques, including amassing large databases of passwords, seed word lists, specialized dictionaries and networks of optimized systems designed to crack passwords.

Put Vestige’s expertise to work on cracking the password to that seemingly inaccessible resource.  For expert password cracking services, contact Vestige today.


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