[c-nsp] pix login password decrypt

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Wed Feb 1 15:04:19 EST 2006

On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Joseph Jackson wrote:

>            Anyone know of a tool I can use to decrypt a login password
> (not enable) for a pix?  I have the config for the device with me but of
> course the password is encrypted.  I would do the password recovery but
> it's a remote device in a cage in the uk and I'm in vegas.

There are a variety of PIX password crackers out there, but I believe they 
are just brute-force tools.  A Google search should turn up something 
that works on your OS of choice.  I don't think those passwords are 
encrypted using a cleanly reversible algorithm - that would defeat the 
purpose of the encryption in the first place :)


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