Wednesday 5 October 2011

AIM Password Decryptor

AIM Password Decryptor is the FREE software to instantly recover the login passwords stored by AIM (AOL Instant Messenger). AIM is one of the most popular messenger which stores the user's account passwords using secure encryption mechanism to protect it from privy eyes.
AIM Password Decryptor helps you to recover all such stored passwords by AIM. Currently it is the only software which allows you to recover the passwords from all versions of AIM starting from 6.x to latest version 7.5

It comes with both GUI interface as well as command-line version in the single tool making it useful for both normal users and advanced security professionals such as Penetration Testers & Forensic investigators.

It works on most of the Windows platforms starting from Windows XP to latest operating system, Windows 7.
Main Features

Here are the highlights of main features of AIM Password Decryptor
  •  Instantly recover the passwords from all versions of AIM (6.x - [latest])
  •  Comes with both GUI interface as well as Command-line version in one tool.
  •  Recover password of any length and complexity.
  •  Useful for Penetration Testers and Forensic investigators.
  •  Save the recovered password list to HTML file for transferring to other system or for future use.
  •  Easier and faster to use with its enhanced user friendly GUI interface.
  •  Integrated Installer for local Installation & Uninstallation of Software.
Password Secrets of AIM

AIM version 6.x (till v7.2) onwards stores the password at the following registry location,

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\America Online\AIM6\Passwords

AIM PRO version uses the different registry location to store the passwords,


Latest version of AIM (v7.5 since v7.3) stores the encrypted username/password in the file 'aimx.bin' at following location
[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Local Settings\Application Data\AIM

[Windows Vista & Windows 7]
AIM uses Blowfish encryption algorithm along with Base64 encoding to securely store the login passwords. We will soon write a detailed research article on exposing the password secrets of AIM.

AIM Password Decryptor comes with Installer so that you can install it locally on your system for regular usage. It has intuitive setup wizard (as shown in the screenshot below) which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation. At any point of time you can use Uninstaller to remove the software from the system.
AIMPasswordDecryptor Installer
Using AIM Password Decryptor

AIM Password Decryptor is easy to use with its simple GUI interface. 

Here are the brief usage details
Using GUI Version
  •  Launch AIM Password Decryptor on your system
  •  Next click on 'Start Recovery' button and all stored account passwords by AIM (AOL Messenger) will be recovered & displayed as shown in screenshot 1 below.
  •  By default passwords are not shown for security reasons as it is sensitive data. However you can click on'Show Password' button at the bottom to view these passwords.
  •  Finally you can save all recovered password list to HTML file by clicking on 'Export to HTML' button respectively.
Using Command-line Version
Here is the typical usage of command line version
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  "<output_file path>"
Here are some of the examples

//Writes recovered password to text file in current directory
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  output.txt

//Writes recovered password to HTML file in current directory
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  output.html

//Writes recovered password to TEXT file
AIMPasswordDecryptor.exe  "c:\my test\passlist"
It automatically detects the mode (text or html) by using the extension of the specified file (txt or html). By default (or if no extension is specified) it uses the TEXT mode. For more examples refer to Screenshot 2 below.
Screenshots in Action

Here are the screenshots of AIMPasswordDecryptor
Screenshot 1:AIMPasswordDecryptor is showing the recovered account passwords from AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).
AIMPasswordDecryptor showing recovered passwords
Screenshot 2:  Command line usage of AIMPasswordDecryptor showing various examples.
Screenshot 3:  Exported list of of recovered AIM account passwords by AIMPasswordDecryptor in HTML format.
Exported IM Accounts to HTML
Release History

Version 1.0 :  26th Sep 2011
First public release of AIM Password Decryptor

AIM Password Decryptor is not a hacking or cracking tool as it can recover only your stored passwords. It cannot recover the passwords for other users unless you have right credentials.

Like any tool its use either good or bad, depends upon the user who uses it. However Author or SecurityXploded is not responsible for any damage caused due to misuse of this tool.

  FREE Download AIM Password Decryptor 1.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Win7

Win 7 Compatible