Password Recovery

Passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access to a computer system, individual files, and/or folders stored on the hard drive. People normally use different passwords for different purposes and very often forget their passwords. This may restrict them from accessing important data stored in files and folders.

Password  recovery   tools  allow computer users to recover their lost or forgotten passwords with the help of easy to use password  recovery  software. Password  recovery  software is designed for legal use and is not meant for unethical use, such as recovering passwords for e-mail accounts, bank accounts, and registered user logins of other people.

Password  recovery  software can be used to recover passwords of different types of file formats and applications. Possible  recoveries  include Pocket Excel passwords, PowerPoint passwords, project passwords, schedule passwords, VBA passwords, Word passwords, Windows passwords, and Zip passwords.

Password  recovery  software uses different types of  recovery  methods, such as trying all the combinations of alphabets and numbers from zero to nine. This usually takes a lot of time and in many cases does not even recover the password as people often use symbols combined with letters and numbers. Another method used is known as ?dictionary attacks? in which all the words listed in a dictionary are used as passwords. These can also be combined with numbers and symbols to increase the chances of password  recovery . Apart from these, other types of  recovery  software is also available that disables the password protection  tool  of files and folders and makes them accessible without entering the password.

Password  recovery   tools  have their own drawbacks, as they can be used to gain unauthorized access to another user?s files and folders. Computer users can avoid these risks if they use ten to fifteen character passwords containing letters, digits, and symbols arranged in a sequence that is easy to remember.

Source by Alison Cole

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