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bot
07-11-2010, 08:59 AM
Are there any utilities that can 'decode the dots' of any password thats been typed in? I need this because I need to find out the password of our wireless network and changing the password altogether would be too tricky. I have tried a small utility called asterisk key, but when I put it onto the wireless network box, it comes up with ????????, as in cannot decode.

ronyville
07-11-2010, 09:02 AM
cant you just log into the wireless router/access point and change the password there?

bot
07-11-2010, 09:03 AM
It would be too much of a hassle because there are about 30 people who use the network.

CYaBro
07-11-2010, 09:10 AM
There is program you can get that will give you the key:
http://download.cnet.com/WirelessKeyView/3000-2092_4-10614187.html

ronyville
07-11-2010, 09:11 AM
I see, do you have people on the network who are using Windows 7 and are connected through the wireless? There's an option under the wireless adaptor that allows you to see what the wireless password is.

lakewoodlady
07-11-2010, 09:20 AM
There is program you can get that will give you the key:
http://download.cnet.com/WirelessKeyView/3000-2092_4-10614187.html

Make sure you read all the reviews on this app, especially the one about the malware you get with it.

LL :annoyed:

CYaBro
07-11-2010, 09:26 AM
Make sure you read all the reviews on this app, especially the one about the malware you get with it.

LL :annoyed:

I've never got malware with it...

wainuitech
07-11-2010, 10:30 AM
Make sure you read all the reviews on this app, especially the one about the malware you get with it.

LL :annoyed: Its NOT malware, its perfectly safe and clean, along with all the other software from Nirsoft.

Antivirus programs detect them as infections / Trojans because of how they work - they are basically reading passwords, which are not normally shown.

Most password recovery software will do the same false positives.

bot
07-11-2010, 10:54 AM
I see, do you have people on the network who are using Windows 7 and are connected through the wireless? There's an option under the wireless adaptor that allows you to see what the wireless password is.

None of the people have 'evolved' to win 7 :)

feersumendjinn
07-11-2010, 11:08 AM
Try this one (works in XP but not Vista)
http://www.itsamples.com/password-viewer.html

ronyville
07-11-2010, 11:18 AM
None of the people have 'evolved' to win 7 :)

any mac users? i think you can see the password on a mac as well, have macs as work so can only check when m at work.

lakewoodlady
07-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Its NOT malware, its perfectly safe and clean, along with all the other software from Nirsoft.

Antivirus programs detect them as infections / Trojans because of how they work - they are basically reading passwords, which are not normally shown.

Most password recovery software will do the same false positives.

Thanks Wainuitech, good to know that. :thanks

LL

kahawai chaser
07-11-2010, 11:34 AM
Mozilla Security team have a video on how to create strong but easy to remember passwords, based on a format as noted here. (http://www.labnol.org/internet/different-passwords-for-websites/17961/)