Well, I have to admit that it’s been a long time since I wrote here.
Lot of people complained during the past years that DPAPIck was only supporting Windows XP and Vista and basically wanted to know if one day we were going to support newer versions of Microsoft Windows.
Thanks to Francesco Picasso (@dfirfpi), this project now supports Windows versions from XP to the latest Windows 8.1 (sorry, we haven’t tested it on Windows 10 yet). He did the work and sent me a patch that allowed DPAPIck to run against Windows 7 blobs but it was also breaking XP support at the same time. So I took some extra time to give that a bit of polish and to improve a few things on how the tool was processing data.
As a side note, I wish to say that DPAPIck is an opensource project that currently relies on the amount of spare time I can dedicate to it (and being involved in other projects, this amount will not magically increase). But contributions are more than welcome, just like Francesco did.
So, let’s talk a bit on the changes/improvements that we made for v0.3 release:
Well, we are already working with Francesco on DPAPIck v0.4 that is going to includes other big changes that we weren’t able to finish for this release.
Here is a rough overview of what to expect for v0.4:
On a bigger picture (i.e. features that I want to be there for DPAPIck v1.0), we are probably going to:
Leveraging that, DPAPIck would be able to act as a migration tool to import data from a computer A into a computer B, even if they don’t share the same Windows version. Another scenario would be to re-encrypt all the masterkeys with the current password to clear the CREDHIST file.
Again, if you want to contribute to this project, I’d be happy to integrate your patches/files in this project.
You can also use the bug tracker to ask for a feature request that we have not thought about. If you are requesting for additional, please, try to provide some test data for that.
As usual, you can get the tool on Bitbucket either through mercurial or through the download section (click on the “Tags” tab).
If I didn’t screw up the installation system, you can also try “pip install dpapick” to get it on your computer and benefit from the upgrade capability that it provides 🙂
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