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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:50:54 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Cracking Thunderbirds password database.

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM, a <> wrote:
> I have managed to extract the encrypted user names and passwords from my
> Thunderbird database file, signons.sqlite and saved the data to a plain
> text file. I have eight lines, each with the user name and password, yet
> I have four email accounts. There is also the file, key3.db, which
> contains information about encryption for the passwords in signons.sqlite.
> However John states there are "No password hashes loaded (see FAQ)" for
> all files.

JtR currently doesn't not support cracking these type of hashes.


If master password is *not* set, then you can use to dump the
password information (works for both Thunderbird and Firefox). If
master password is set, then FireMasterLinux can help. Do report back
if it works or not. Thanks!


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