Asterisk Logger -- Reveal Passwords Behind Asterisks
RandallS - Wed, 2007-01-17 08:23
Many Windows programs (e.g. CuteFTP, CoffeeCup Free FTP, VNC, IncrediMail, Outlook Express, etc.) require passwords and will save them so you don't have to enter them every time. Of course, if you entered them last six months ago, you probably do not remember them now. There are a number of programs that will reveal these passwords, but Asterisk Logger is one of the most useful if you need to record a lot of stored password (before you reformat the machine, for example) as Asterisk Logger will automatically store the information it finds on a program/password combination in a log file. All you have to do is use your password protected programs and it will log every hidden password it sees and will allow you to save this information as an HTML file or a text file.
While this program will reveal most program passwords, not all programs hide their password in a standard way -- Asterisk Logger cannot see passwords from those programs (some examples: Netscape 6.x and Internet Explorer (Passwords in the Web page), dialup and network passwords in Windows 2000, Windows NT/2000/XP user management tools). The nice thing about this program is that it is self-contained (except on NT which requires an additional .dll file). You can download it, use it, and then easily remove it from your computer so others cannot get your passwords.
Operating System: Windows 9x, ME,2000, XP (NT with a dll file)
Web Site: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/astlog.html
[tags]Windows, password revealer, password recorder, freeware[/tags]