Cain and Abel (sometimes called simply "Cain") is a Windows password recovery tool. It can recover many kinds of passwords using methods such as network packet sniffing, cracking various password hashes by using methods such as dictionary attacks, brute force and cryptanalysis attacks. Cryptanalysis attacks are done via rainbow tables which can be generated with the winrtgen.exe program provided with Cain and Abel. Cain and Abel is maintained by Massimiliano Montoro.
Cain & Abel is a useful tool for network administrators, teachers, security consultants/professionals, forensic staff, security software vendors, professional penetration tester and everyone else that plans to use it for ethical reasons.
Status with virus scanners
Some virus scanners, notably Avast! detect Cain and Abel as 'malware' "Win32:Cain-B [Tool]". It's classified in Avast! as "Other potentially dangerous program". The author, and owner of oxid.it states that his programs are not Malware. Even if Cain's install directory, as well as the word "Cain", are added to Avast's exclude list, the real-time scanner will stop Cain from functioning. The latest version of Avast no longer blocks
How to hack a Computer with Cain and Able:
The latest version is faster and contains a lot of new features like ARP (Arp Poison Routing) which enables sniffing on switched LANs
and Man-in-the-Middle attacks. The sniffer in this version can also analyze encrypted protocols such as SSH-1 and HTTPS, and contains filters to capture credentials from a wide range of authentication mechanisms. The new version also ships routing protocols authentication monitors and routes extractors, dictionary and brute-force crackers for all common hashing algorithms and for several specific authentications, password/hash calculators, cryptanalysis attacks, password decoders and some not so common utilities related to network and system security.
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2.Speeding up packet capture speed by wireless packet injection
3.Ability to record VoIP conversations
4.Decoding scrambled passwords
7.Revealing password boxes
8.Uncovering cached passwords
9.Dumping protected storage passwords
11.IP to MAC Address resolver
12.Network Password Sniffer