Cisco VPN password recovery program

Alaric Dailey alaricd at
Wed Oct 19 10:45:38 EDT 2005

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Via cryptome:
>    The Cisco VPN Client uses weak encryption to store user and group
>    passwords in your local profile file.  I coded a little tool to
>    reveal the saved passwords from a given profile file.
> If this is true, it doesn't sound like Cisco used a particularly smart
> design for this.
Yeah, and they use simple character replacement for storing the admin 
password on their DSL modems, specifically the 675 and 678 models, they 
use telnet to admin the things and finally.... Their idea of how to 
protect these modems from the CodeRED worm is to change the port the web 
interface is listening on.

Cisco seems to be doing these kinds of boneheaded things for quite sometime.

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