In most computer investigations, the investigator would be required to confront password-protected files and computer systems. There are several methods of password recovery / ethical cracking some of them are:
- Instant Password Extraction
- Brute Force Attack
- Dictionary Attack
- Known Plain Text Attack
- File extension based guaranteed Recovery
The password forensics would also helps in recovering the forgotten passwords of Mobile phones, Computers, Servers, etc and the information can be backed up into another system.