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Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:54:32 -0500
From: Rich Rumble <>
Subject: Re: crack firefox password?

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM, . <> wrote:
> I think the master password is found in the file key3.db
Correct, the key3.db is the place where the master encryption is set.
> I'm not too tech-savy so please explain what syntax I should use.
You have to run the mozilla2john binary
./mozilla2john /path/to/key3db
That will output a long line, you can pipe it into a file (
>ff-pass.txt) and then get john to start cracking on that
./john ff-pass.txt
If you know what the password may be like there are lots of rules you
can use to work on a wordlist to try more likely guesses than to just
blindly start from scratch. There are other modes for JtR that might
help too.

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