You all must be aware of Digsby which is a multiprotocol IM client which let you chat with all you buddies on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber and is even integrated with simplest options to manage buddy list and do other tasks. This tool also gives you an email alerts for the new emails and lets you perform actions like Delete or Report Spam with just one click. It is also a Social Networking tool and gives you alerts for every new messages and Newsfeed of your friends.
Digsby stores the user account information i.e user names and passwords in the registry for the subsequent logins so that you don’t need to enter your details every time you use this tool. But using automatic enabled user names and password there might be possibility that you forget your passwords and other information.
At that times, the only option is to go to respective web sites and then recover your passwords by answering security questions or the best and quick solution is by using a tool named DigsbyPasswordDecryptor. As the name suggests, it is a very simple tool which can instantly recover all the stored passwords by this popular instant messenger Digsby.
It is a very light weight application and even requires no installation. As you can see above, it also has a very simple graphical interface and is very simple to use. This tool automatically detects the correct secret password file based on installed version of Digsby and then decrypt all the stored account passwords on the fly.
All you need to do is just click on Start Recovery option on top and then this tool will automatically scan for all information stored in your computer. It will show you account Password type an username once it complete scanning but will keep password with * for security reasons. To see any password, simply click on Show Password from bottom and then you will be able to see the exact password.
It also gives you an option to Export these information as an HTML file for the future references. Now you must be wondering about the functioning of this tool. Digsby stores the main account information in the ‘logininfo.yaml’ file in an encrypted format at following location.
C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Digsby [for Windows XP]
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Digsby [for Windows Vista & Windows 7]
This tool performs the BASE64 algorithm and following steps to recover the password.
- Retrieve and Decode the stored Password
- Get the Product ID & Install Date from the Registry
- Generate ‘One String’ using Product Id, Install Date & Username.
- Compute SHA1 Hash using Cryptography Functions
The size of DigsbyPasswordDecryptor is 617 Kb and it even requires no installation and you can run it directly from its exe file. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.