WifiPasswordReveal: A script to reveal all the saved WiFi passwords in Windows 7 and above

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The “How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords” turned out to be a popular article and to make the life of my readers easier, I decided to apply a newly acquired knowledge and write a tool to make it SUPER EASY to get all the saved WiFi passwords without needing administrative privileges and without having to click through various settings dialogs.

Note: In some cases, if the script fails to run, then you may want to run the script as administrator.

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More about Yahoo Mail phishing

In a previous post, I explained about how Yahoo Mail accounts can be compromised by phishing.

In this blog post, I am going to be brief and just expose the phishing information and hosts used.

Step 1 – Looking at the email

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Lots of red flags here, just by looking at the email:

  1. The email sender’s apparent address is weird
  2. The email’s subject is also unusual
  3. The email’s body is also fishy and not true

Step 2 – Revealing the real sender

Click on the sender to reveal the actual email address:

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Now we can see that the real sender is “jcwod@aol.com”. It could be this is the real malicious user or not, but anyway.

When I search for this email on Facebook, I found this profile:

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Which in reality could be nothing.

Step 3 – Investigating the link in the email

In step one, the malicious email sender invited you to click on an address to fix the aforementioned “problem”.

Do not click, instead, hover the mouse over the link and look at your status bar. You will see something like this:

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This is a shortened address. In this case, it is used to hide the malicious web address. Let us use the GetLinkInfo.com to reveal the real address:

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The address is, obviously, not related to Yahoo! It is: “http://tuckertownforge.com/perfected01/index.html”.

I don’t advise you to go to that address, there could be a browser exploit or equally the phishing site.

The phishing site is supposed to look like Yahoo mail:
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DO NOT enter your user name and password on that FAKE SITE!


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In this blog post, I am going to illustrate how to reveal the saved Wifi passwords under Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 in three easy steps.

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Alternative method

You can just use the WifiPasswordReveal script to automatically reveal the saved password with a click of a button!

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Step 1 – Open the Network and Sharing Center

Right click on the wireless networks icon in the tray bar (just next the clock):

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Then right click on select “Open network and sharing center”

Step 2 – List all network adapters

Select “Change adapter settings”

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This will give you a list of all available network adapters:

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Step 3 – Show the WiFi properties and reveal the password

Double click on the Wifi card adapter icon for which you want to retrieve the password. In my case, I double-clicked on the “Wi-Fi” card.

The “Wi-Fi Status” dialog will show up. Press the “Wireless Properties” button:

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Then switch to the “Security” tab:

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Press “Show characters” to reveal the password.

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How your Yahoo! Mail account can be hacked with phishing – A real life example explained

Introduction

In this article, I am going to illustrate a real life scenario where an attempt to hack my email account was carried by fooling me into giving my user name / password through a fake website that looks like Yahoo! Mail.

Such attacks, where the victim is lured into entering information in what looks like an innocent website, are called “phishing attacks”. Wikipedia defines “phishing” as the following:

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication

In the subsequent sections I will show you how the attack is carried, how you can inspect such emails by yourself and then conclude by giving you some safety guidelines. Continue reading

How to show saved Windows 7 Wifi passwords

In this blog post, I am going to illustrate how to view saved Wifi keys under Windows 7 in four easy steps.

Alternative method

You can just use the WifiPasswordReveal script to automatically reveal the saved password with a click of a button without needing administrative privileges!

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