The ophcrack LiveCD is a bootable Linux CD-ROM containing ophcrack 3.3.1
and a set of tables (XP free small or vista free depending on the versionyou downloaded). It allows for testing the strength of
passwords on a Windows machine without having to install anything on it.
Just put it into the CD-ROM drive, reboot and it will try to find aWindows partition, extract its SAM and start auditing.
You can download the ISO image from SourceForge mirrors.
The tables are locatedin directory 'tables'. Please feel free
to install ophcrack and copy the tables on your harddisk if you want to
use ophcrack outside of the LiveCD.
Version 2.3.1 is a stablepublic release. This LiveCD is based upon
Slitaz LiveCD cooking version (http://slitaz.org). This version of
Slitaz is not released as stable, so you can expect some minor issues
when playing withit. If you're interested in Slitaz, download the latest
stable version on their website.
The LiveCD has been customized to include ophcrack 3.3.1 and free tables
set for either Windows XP orWindows Vista. Ophcrack will auto-detect
the amout of free memory and adapts its behaviour to be able to preload
all the tables it can.
A shell script launched at the beginning of the X sessiondoes the job
of finding the Windows partition and starting appropriate programs to
extract and crack password hashes. It will look for all partitions that
contains hashes. If more than one arefound, you will have to choose between
The shell script will try to find all the tables located on the partitions
it will detect. If you want that it detects your tables automatically, putthem in a directory called "tables" at the root of your drive/partition
(e.g. \tables\vista_special\ or \tables\vista_num\). Ophcrack should then
automatically find and use them.