Firefox Password Recovery
- Firefox Password by Thegrideon Software is a feature-rich and highly-optimized password recovery tool for Mozilla Firefox.
- It allows you to recover Firefox Master Password and view saved web logins and passwords.
- All versions are supported including the latest Firefox 60.
- You may also check Password Search FAQ.
Firefox Password Recovery Features:
- Logins and Passwords are recovered instantly if Master Password is not set (or is known).
- Firefox user profile can be located automatically or selected manually.
- Several attacks can be configured and queued for Master Password recovery:
- advanced mixed attacks for precise search range setup:
- multi-position modifications to cover modern password policies;
- simple modifications: add part(s) copy, add reversed copy, etc.
- typing errors generation with new multi-position options;
- brute-force attacks based on a charset and length selected:
- optional limit on a number of equal chars;
- number ranges (e.g. 1-31, 1-12, 2003-2018, etc.);
- dictionary attacks with modifications (several wordlists are included):
- advanced keyboard layouts-aware recovery technique;
- password in reverse, capitalized, uppercased, lowercased;
- adjustable mixed-case mode;
- preset or custom char replacements: Aa with 4, Ss with $, Ll with 1, etc.
- "Save passwords to a file" option to verify search settings or to generate a new wordlist, etc.
- Highly optimized code (SSE, AVX, AVX2) guarantees best performance.
- Supports up to 32 simultaneous processing threads (multi-core, multi-CPU).
- Audio, script or web address based post-search notification.
- All latest versions are supported including Firefox 60.x
- Windows XP - Windows 10.
There are two files involved in login and password storage in Mozilla Firefox:
1) signons.sqlite or logins.json - database with saved web addresses, encrypted user names and passwords.
2) key3.db (v. < 58) / key4.db (v. 58+) - database with encryption keys. Firefox Master Password protects keys stored in key.db.
Both files are stored in Firefox User Profile folder.
If master password is not set or is known encryption keys can be instantly extracted from database and used to decrypt saved logins and passwords.
If master password is set and unknown (lost) it has to be recovered first. Encryption methods used for master password protection are quite strong and its recoverability depends on length and complexity, however recovery speed is relatively high.
In order to recover these types of passwords, candidates have to be created based on dictionary, sequentially with a charset and length selected or as combination of dictionary, sequential (brute-force) and fixed parts. Firefox Password allows you to set several attacks in queue, split password in parts and set each part independently with virtually endless number of combinations. Additional modifications are available including unique keyboard layouts-aware recovery technique, char replacement (e.g. A or a with 4), etc.
The following table is based on several tests with the common laptop, workstation and server CPUs:
|Intel® Core™2 Duo
T7500 @ 2.20GHz
|Intel® Core™ i3
2100 @ 3.10GHz
|Intel® Core™ i7
2600 @ 3.40GHz
|2 x Intel® Xeon®
E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz
|~800 000 pass/s||~1 700 000 pass/s||~3 700 000 pass/s||>10 millions pass/s|
Trial version allows you to setup and test run master password search for up to 15 min per set. Recovered passwords are hidden behind the asterisks.