chntpw

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chntpw
Developer(s)Petter Nordahl-Hagen (Formerly Petter Nordahl)
Initial releaseMay 28, 1997; 16 years ago (1997-05-28)
Stable release0.99.6 / May 11, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-05-11)
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish
TypeData recovery
LicenseGPLv2
Websitepogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
 
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chntpw
Developer(s)Petter Nordahl-Hagen (Formerly Petter Nordahl)
Initial releaseMay 28, 1997; 16 years ago (1997-05-28)
Stable release0.99.6 / May 11, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-05-11)
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish
TypeData recovery
LicenseGPLv2
Websitepogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

chntpw is a software utility for resetting or blanking local passwords used by Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. It does this by editing the SAM database where Windows stores password hashes.

It is included in many security focused Linux distributions such as BackTrack.

For the software's 10th anniversary, the author changed the license from a non-commercial one to the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Offline NT Password Editor History

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