Chrome Password Decryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover all stored passwords from Google Chrome browser. It automatically detect the default Chrome profile path for the current user and displays all the stored login passwords in clear text after decrypting them. It also shows all the blacklisted website entries for which user has prompted Chrome to not to remember the passwords. Another useful feature of this tool is the Save option which can be used to save the login secrets to the local file in standard HTML/XML/Text format. This will be very useful in following cases
To take backup of the login secrets for the stored websites To transfer the secrets from one system to another. To store the website passwords at more secured centralized location To recover the passwords in case Chrome becomes not accessible or non functional.
New version v3.5 provides support for latest version of Chrome (v16.0.912.75), generates report in XML format for GUI as well as cmdline mode and cool interface with new banner. It presents the command line interface which is more helpful for Penetration testers in their work. Apart from normal users who can use it to recover their lost password, it can come in handy for Forensic officials in their investigation. It works on wide range of platforms starting from Windows XP to latest operating system, Windows 7.
About Google Chrome and its Password Manager
Google Chrome browser is the latest entry into the ongoing web browser's war which is mainly ruled by IE and Firefox. The word Google behind the Chrome has given it lot of hype and popularity than any other browser got in such a short duration. However some of the salient features such as searching from the same address bar, thumbnails of top sites, private browsing etc makes it stand apart from other browsers in the market. Like other browsers Chrome also has built-in login password manager functionality which keeps track of the login secrets of all visited websites. Whenever user logins to any website, he/she will be prompted to save the credentials for later use and if user chooses so, then the username & passwords will be stored in internal login database. So next time onwards whenever user visits that website, he/she will be automatically logged in using these stored credentials which saves hassle of entering the credentials every time. ChromePasswordDecryptor helps in easily and instantly recovering all such stored passwords from Chrome Login database.
Internals of Chrome Password Decryptor
Chrome stores all the sign-on secrets into the internal database file called 'Web data' in the current user profile folder. Newer version has moved the login passwords related database into new file named 'Login Data'. This database file is in SQLite format and contains number of tables storing different kind of data such as auto complete, search keyword, ie7logins etc in addition to login secrets. The logins table mainly contains the information about sign-on secrets such as website URL, username, password fields etc. All this information is stored in the clear text except passwords which are in encrypted format. ChromePasswordDecryptor loads the secrets from logins table and then decrypts the password for each of the websites stored by Chrome. For more information on decrypting the passwords from Chrome database file, read the following research article,
This Video demonstrates how to use ChromePasswordDecryptor to instantly recover the Chrome Passwords using GUI & Command-Line interface.
Installation & Uninstallation
It comes with simple Instaler that helps you to install it locally on your system for regular usage. It has intuitive setup wizard (as shown in the screenshot below) which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.