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DigsbyPasswordDecryptor : New Password Recovery Tool for Digsby IM

DigsbyPasswordDecryptor is the new password recovery software to instantly recover all stored account passwords by Digsby. Digsby is one of the popular instant messenger of recent times with IM client, Email Notification & Social Networking all in one software. Digsby has a multi protocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one buddy list.Like most of messengers, Digsby also stores the user account details including passwords in the registry for subsequent logins so that user do not have to enter the password every time.

DigsbyPasswordDecryptor helps in recovering all such account passwords stored by Digsby. It can automatically detect the correct secret password file based on installed version of Digsby and then decrypt all the stored account passwords on the fly.



Digsby stores the main account password in the ‘logininfo.yaml’ file in an encrypted format at following location

[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Digsby

[Windows Vista & Windows 7]

Main password is encrypted using the local product id & date as the key and then stored in the above file after encoding it with BASE64 algorithm.


For more technical details on how Digsby encrypts the password and how we can decrypt it manually, refer to following research article, “Exposing the Password Secrets of Digsby”


This research article presents first ever disclosure on complete encryption and decryption algorithm used by Digsby along with code examples.


DigsbyPasswordDecryptor is another great addition to our existing 10+ Password Recovery Tools and there is a more of them popping out soon in the coming days. Till then, check out more about our current tool, DigsbyPasswordDecryptor !

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