Windows Live password stealers
- review of the programs available on the internet
This page describes different Windows Live password stealers that we have found on the net. We have analyzed what each one of them does and whether any of them actually work. This article is written in hope that we can save some of our visitors from getting infected by viruses or trojans on other malicious websites.
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Password Recovery for Windows Live instantly finds and shows your lost or forgotten Windows Live passwords. You can also find your friends Windows Live password if you run this program on your friends computer. This program works if you can sign-in to your Windows Live account in the Messenger without having to enter your Windows Live password. You can download the tool and try if it works for you:
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Is it possible to steal Windows Live passwords?
There exists no software that is able to simply steal someone's Windows
Live password. It is not possible technically to do so.
There are quite a few programs advertised on the internet that claim to be able to steal Windows Live passwords. 100% of these programs are dangerous viruses and trojans and can be classified into two types: Fake Stealers and Keyloggers with embedded spyware or virus.
Fake Windows Live Password Stealers
Fake stealers as the name suggests pretend that they can actually steal your Windows Live password. Their interface usually suggests that you can simply enter any email address and click a button to steal someone's password. They show what looks like a "live status" of the stealing process but in fact they are usually fooling the person meanwhile infecting their own computer.
We describe some of these so-called stealers and what harm they can do below.
Keyloggers for Windows Live Messenger
The other type of Windows Live password stealer downloads that we have discovered on the internet are variations of keyloggers. A keylogger is a stealth program that quietly sits on your computer and records every key that you press on the keyboard. In case of stealing Windows Live password these keyloggers usually contain a fake Windows Live Messenger login screen:
What you see above is a fake Windows Live Messenger screen shown by a keylogger. It is detected by antiviruses as Variant:Downloader.Banload.Kgk (downloader trojan). If this was installed on a victims machine the victim would not see this as fake and would enter his/her Windows Live password. Once you click on the Sign In button the keylogger will tell you that there is a connection error, record the password you have entered to the hidden text file and possibly send it off to the attacker.
According to the description of these Windows Live password stealers that are advertised as a free download, these need to be installed on a victims machine. This means you will need physical access to the victims PC or you need to have control over their PC via the internet.
The issue with these stealers is that they are all infected with viruses. So apart from recording the password to a hidden text file they also infect both attackers and victims machines.
Next time you start looking around for a place where you can download Windows Live password stealer, think twice and take into consideration that there is no way to easily steal someone's Windows Live password.
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