unknown password

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Aug 13th, 2008

I 10 switches which I don't know the enable password. I had one shipped to me and I was able to do a password recovery and look at the running config,is there a way to find out the password if it is secret password "5"

I looked at cain and abel but it could take weeks any help would be great thanks.

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Mark Yeates Wed, 08/13/2008 - 23:13

I am not aware of a way to decrypt the type 5 passwords. There are some decryption applications for the type 7 passwords. The type 5 passwords are MD5 hashed. The only way to break them are using a brute force or dictionary attack. Your best bet is to do a password recovery and use your passwords.

HTH,

Mark

jfeo Thu, 08/14/2008 - 09:38

yeah trying to avoid doing a password recovery on all switches. I have 10 switches scatter accross the country.

I would have to ship new switches each location.

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