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Date: 18 Jul 2009 09:23:00 +0200
From: "Helmut Hullen" <>
Subject: Re: decoding firefox passwords

Hallo, RB,

Du meintest am 17.07.09:

>> can I decode firefox passwords (from signons.txt and/or key3.db)
>> with "John the Ripper"?

> No, but adding the format doesn't seem terribly difficult.  Once you
> have brute-forced key3.db, it's game over.

>> If no: is there another program for this job?

> There are quite a few.  #4 result on a search for "key3.db" produces
> Firemaster.  No idea how quick or good it is.

Meanwhile I've found

"firemaster" is necessary for a master password (stored somewhere in  
"key3.db"; if there is no such master password then FirePassword (CLI)  
or FirePasswordViewer (Windows-GUI) do the job.

Thank you!

Viele Gruesse!

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