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