Email Hacking Software: Does it Exist?

Email Hacking SoftwareOn the Internet, you may often come across many websites that claim to sell software programs to hack email passwords. Many of these programs will promise you that they can gain access to any email account with just a click of a button.

In reality, do such ready-made email hacking software exist and do they really work? Well, before you try any such programs, it can be really worth spending a few minutes reading this interesting article!

Most of us are very curious about a software that can hack email passwords. In this post, I’ll explain every piece of information that you need to know about the so called “email hacking software”.

Does there Exist a Software to Hack Emails?

With my experience of over 8 years in the field of ethical hacking and information security, all I can tell you is that there exists no such ready-made software program (as shown and advertised on many websites) that can instantly hack email passwords. This is really just a myth! This may seem a bit disappointing for many, but this is the fact. However, it is still possible to hack email passwords using some of the alternative programs and ways that are discussed in the latter part of this article.

Why can’t there Exist a Software to Hack Emails?

Before I answer this question, let us look at some of the possible ways by which an email password can be hacked:

1. Brute Force Attack:

Brute force attack refers to trying all possible permutations and combinations of the password until the correct one is found out. This is sometimes referred to as a “dictionary attack” which involves successfully trying every word in the list such as a dictionary, so that eventually one among the list goes right. This is a very popular method of cracking the password.

Even though brute force is a very effective method to crack passwords, it is not possible to implement it in the present day scenario. Of course, it used to work in those days of 90s and early 2000s, but not now! This is because, almost every email service provider like Gmail, Yahoo and others have taken measures to effectively combat this type of attack.

You might have experienced this for yourself where in if you enter the wrong password even for just a few times, you will be presented with a CAPTCHA verification system. The captcha system was mainly developed to prevent automated bots, software programs and other scripts from carrying out a brute force attack.

2. Hacking the Database:

One of the other ways to obtain the password is by hacking the target server of the email service provider and gaining access to the database which stores the password. Well, even this is not at all an easy task. With big giants like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail spending tons on their security, it is virtually impossible to get into their databases. Even if some one manages to gain access, all they can get is just an encrypted form of the password called “hash”, but not the original password.

The above are the only two ways for which one can design an automated one-click software program. However, as both of these methods are pretty outdated and do not really work, it is impossible for the so called “email hacking software” to get you the password. So, I hope you finally got the answer to the above question.

Working Ways to Hack an Email Password:

Even though it is impossible to hack the database or carry out a brute force attack, it is still possible to trick the users so that they giveaway the password by themselves. This can be done using a handful of methods like keylogging, social engineering or phishing. However, the most easiest and effective way is by using keyloggers.

A keylogger is a small program that records each and every keystroke a user types on a specific computer’s keyboard. So when you install a keylogger on the computer from where the target person is likely to access his/her email, it is possible to captured the password. Though keyloggers are not designed to hack email passwords, they can still be used to accomplish the job.

Which Keylogger Program is the Best?

With my experience, I recommend the following one as the best:

SniperSpyWorks on both Windows and Mac

Can I install SniperSpy even if I do not have physical access to the target computer?

Yes, you can still install the SniperSpy software on computer for which you do not have physical access. This is because, SniperSpy supports Remote Install Feature. SniperSpy can also be used on a local computer. For more information on Keyloggers, you can refer my other post: What are keyloggers and how they work?

Things You should be Aware of:

The following are some of the things you should be aware of before purchasing/downloading any of the tools and programs:

  • Never download any of the free tools on the Internet that claim to hack passwords. While most of them are useless and doesn’t work, some are potentially dangerous as they may have a spyware, adware or trojan horse hidden inside them.

  • Do not trust any of the hacking services that promise you to get the password of any email. Most of them are scam sites waiting to rip of your pockets. In order to make money, some of the online hacking services are also known to have engaged in blackmailing of users who place a hacking request. So, please take care of yourself before you fall into such troubles.

I hope this post has cleared some of the myths associated with email hacking. If you have liked this post, pass your comments. :)

3 Comments

  1. Viju
    April 8, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Hey srikant! i cant find any link to download Sniperspy….can you please help me….


    • Srikanth
      April 8, 2009 at 11:39 PM

      @ Viju

      There is no trial version of Win Spy available. The download link is available for only those who purchase the software.


  2. ron
    April 24, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    I did purchase Win Spy.. It worked like a charm thanks :)