Hack Like a Pro: How to Hack Facebook, Part 2 (Facebook Password Extractor)

How to Hack Facebook, Part 2 (Facebook Password Extractor)

Welcome back, my novice hackers!

As we saw in my first tutorial on Facebook hacking, it is not a simple task. However, with the right skills and tools, as well as persistence and ingenuity, nothing is beyond our capabilities.

One of the cardinal rules of hacking is: "If I can get physical access to the computer... GAME OVER!" This means that if I were given even just a few moments to the machine itself, I can hack anything I want from that computer—including Facebook passwords.

I recognize that not all of you are technically savvy, though, that doesn't mean you can't be with some hard work. So this Facebook hack is for those of you without either the technical savvy or the work ethic to become so. All you need is a moment or two of unfettered physical access to the target's computer and you can easily have their Facebook password.

Remember Me?

This hack relies upon the fact that most of us want websites to remember us when we return. We don't want to put in our username and password every time we want to access the site, so we tell the browser to "Remember me." In that way, we don't need to re-authenticate and provide our password, our system simply remembers it and provides it to the website.

Of course, those passwords must be stored somewhere on our computer. The key is to know where those passwords are stored and how to crack the hashed passwords when we find them. For instance, Mozilla stores the users passwords at:

c:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/**.default/cache2/entries

As you can see in the screenshot below, I have displayed that directory and password hashes from a Windows 7 computer running Firefox 36. These are all the saved passwords from various websites that Firefox has stored.

Note that the location of these passwords is in different places for each browser and sometimes in different places on different operating systems with the same browser. Look for more on this subject in my Digital Forensics series in the near future.

Elcomsoft's Facebook Password Extraction Tool

Fortunately for us, there is a company in Russia named Elcomsoft.

This company employs first-rate cryptographers and they develop and sell software to crack various password encryption schemes. (As a side note, a cryptographer from Elcomsoft was the first person arrested and prosecuted under the DCMA when he came to the U.S. for a conference. He was eventually acquitted.)

Their software is listed as digital forensic tools, but they can just as easily be used for hacking purposes. One of their tools was used for the iCloud hack that revealed nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other Hollywood stars in August 2014.

Elcomsoft developed a Windows tool named Facebook Password Extractor (FPE, for short) that extracts the user's Facebook password from its location on the user's system (the user must have used the "Remember me" feature) and then cracks it. Of course, we need physical access to the system to do this in most cases. Alternatively, if we can hack their system, we could upload this tool to the target system and then use it or we could simply download the user's browser password file and use this tool locally on our system.

You can download this free tool from Elcomsoft's website, which officially supports the following web browsers (though it may work on newer versions).

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (up to IE9)
  • Mozilla Firefox (up to Firefox 4)
  • Apple Safari (up to Safari 5)
  • Opera (up to Opera 11)
  • Google Chrome (up to Chrome 11)

The process of using this tool is almost idiot-proof. (Almost a requirement for Facebook hacking, wouldn't you agree?) You simply install it on the system whose Facebook password you want to extract and it does everything else.

One of the drawbacks to using this tool is that Elcomsoft released it back in 2011 and it has not been updated since. Maybe we should make this a Python project for the Null Byte community in the near future?

Look for more on Facebook hacking and developing the skills and arts of a professional hacker here in the near future, my novice hackers!

32 Comments

Very interesting part! And I would love to see FPE as python project! Nice work

I had this programm and it doesnt work

cant we make USB password extractor ? :v

or you can press F12, click on password, edit as HTML and change input type from "password" to "text".

There are three methods:

  • "We need physical access to the system to do this in most cases."
  • "Alternatively, if we can hack their system, we could upload this tool to the target system and then use it."
  • "Or we could simply download the user's browser password file and use this tool locally on our system."

Almost everyone would use the 3rd (or the 2nd) method, which are related to remote access.
Its pretty difficult to use the the 1st one, but if its possible, then PETR is right.

OTW:
Where did you learn to do all this?

Chevy:

I started with learning the basics of computing. Then, I advanced to security and finally how to break security. Beyond the basics of computing, I learned the same way you are learning, by doing, experimenting and trying again.

OTW

Do you know how to hack fb accounts by using keyloggers
or how to create a keylogger

I've written keyloggers that log the window they are currently in as well as the text they type and then it would e-mail the created log file to a email address created and checked in a public place.

You could easily create a program then give it a fake extension like .JPG and then change the icon to a .JPG icon, make the program open an actual picture when ran the first time and your in without being detected.

If a person logged on my android phone with his facebook account how can i get his account?

put a keylogger on your phone then have him login again lol

I need help getting into my Facebook page... I forgot my password, and do not have access to my email address.... I'm desperate...help

You can contact Facebook tech support, perhaps they may assist you?

Remember password next time? Remember how to get in the email next time? Work on your engineering skills a bit? All of the above?

I have contacted them, sent emails, no response....please help

Refer to my previous response?
No wait!
Amuse us please.
How did this occur that you can no longer access FB or email of accounts you used frequently?

Because I forgot my passwords is ridiculous as an answer or vector. Also I suppose you didn't have any other recovery options either, and only a certain type of group can be social engineered to help you achieve your goal of breaking into your account? Wrong. Try again. But please persist and tell us.

Thank you!! I thought this was a forum that would help me, but YOU insist on making fun, of what I'm asking.

You are welcome. I agree, because you can't explain.

Side note: Nowhere on this site it says we help with illegal activities..

exit 1

Yeah, I'm taking Cx2H's side on this. You don't understand the point of our community.

Totally awesome ;)

still lacks some effectiveness and doesn't work for all computers

Is it possible to do this remotely in backdoor?

Yes. Simply upload it to the victim machine.

sir i am using kali sana. wn ever i try to use SET toolkit for fb password but some error msg is comming like apache2 Durban

this is happening can u help me to solve it?

Can one be hacked without any access to the mobile device being used

Are you using it on one of the vulnerable browsers? Did the user use the "Remember Me" feature?

Yes the password for facebook is stored in Mozilla cookie. Also I have one stored in Chrome. But I think I'm doing something wrong. Once the Password Extractor boots up, there's no option to load the files located in 'Entries' folder. FPE simply pops up an error "No authentication data for facebook accounts were found on this computer". Opening the encrypted entries with the "FPE" program hasn't helped either.

How can i get a facebook password from cellphone? I can`t find where android stores cookies and there ain`t any tool that i found that can extract the password. Any ideas?

Web pass browser view would be more easy to use if you have physical acces to the victim´s machine.

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