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Ethical Hacking: Practical Password Cracking – Office Files
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1h 5m

Learn to crack passwords for Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on Windows and on Kali Linux.

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Ammar is an Information Security professional with Masters's in Information Security with rich experience in Pentesting and teaching Cyber Security. He also holds degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science (MCS) He holds multiple technical certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and Huawei including MOS(Access), CSCU, CCENT, HCNP(R&S), and HCNA(Security). Taking his experience in educational and practical hacking and pen-testing, Ammar's courses will guide you

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners White Hat Hackers and Pentesters looking to learn practical password cracking
  • Information Security Professionals who want to enhance their practical skill set
  • Digital and Computer Forensics Experts looking to excel in information and evidence gathering
  • Anybody interested in learning ethical hacking/penetration testing

What you’ll learn:

  • Create your own Hacking Lab in a Virtual Environment (Quick and Easy Way)
  • Learn the Basics of Password Hacking
  • Learn cracking Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) passwords
  • How to use the Best and Free Password cracking tools
  • How to Install and use Password Cracking tools in Windows Environment
  • How to Speed up password cracking with GPU-based attacks
  • Learn to Unlock Excel (Read only Files) without cracking the password
  • How to remove read-only Passwords from Word and PowerPoint Files without any Software
  • How to use online free resources to crack word, excel, and PowerPoint Passwords
  • Removing Passwords from old word documents with Guaword utility


  • Basic IT Skills
  • PC or Laptop with 4GB (8GB Recommended) RAM
  • No Programming or Linux Skills are Required. We teach you from scratch!

*The ultimate Practical Password cracking course for office Files*

Welcome to this comprehensive course on Office Passwords Cracking. In this course, you’ll learn techniques and tools to recover office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel Passwords). This course assumes you have NO prior knowledge in hacking and cracking, and by the end of it, you’ll be at a comfortable level, being able to crack the office file’s passwords and secure them like security experts!

This course is highly focused on practical password cracking. You will be able to crack office passwords with CPU and GPU-based attacks from Kali Linux as well as Windows Machine.

You’ll learn everything by example and practical guides, so we’ll never have any dry, boring theoretical lectures.

Each practical lecture is accompanied by a free pdf presentation explaining the attack, which can be downloaded and used as a quick reference.

After finishing this course, you will also be acquainted with the best free password-cracking tools and techniques that you can implement in your future learning path. We also discuss some services and tools that can help you to speed up the office password-cracking process.

The Quick Breakdown of the course content is as follows:

  • How to Install Kali Linux in a virtual environment in a quick and easy way.
  • How to password protect Word, Excel and PowerPoint Files.
  • How to use John to crack office passwords on Kali Linux.
  • How to use Hashcat for faster GPU-based Attacks.
  • How to install John the ripper and Hashcat on Windows.
  • How to crack office passwords from Windows without Kali Linux.
  • How to Unlock read-only Excel Files.
  • How to remove sheet and workbook protection from Excel sheets.
  • How to remove read-only restrictions from Word and PowerPoint files.
  • How to remove passwords from office documents with free online password recovery service.
  • How to use Paid tools to crack office passwords.
  • How to remove passwords from very old word documents with Guaword utility.

This course is created for educational purposes only and all the attacks are launched in my own lab or against systems that I have permission to test. The instructor is not linked to any tool or service mentioned in the course in any capacity.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned ethical hacking and practical password cracking.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction To The Course 00:00:00
Who AM I? 00:00:00
Section 2 - Preparing Lab Environment
Install Kali Linux On VMWARE 00:00:00
Kali Linux As A Bootable USB Drive 00:00:00
Section 3 - Office Files Password Cracking
Microsoft Word Password Cracking With John 00:00:00
Installing Hashcat On Windows 00:00:00
Cracking Excel Passwords With John And Hashcat 00:00:00
Installing John On Windows 00:00:00
Cracking Office Passwords On Window With John 00:00:00
Free Online Password Recovery Service 00:00:00
Automated Excel Password Cracking With Passfab 00:00:00
Unlocking Read Only Excel Files 00:00:00
Remove Sheet And Workbook Protection From Excel Sheets 00:00:00
Unlock Read Only Word And PowerPoint Files 00:00:00
Remove Passwords From Old Word Documents 00:00:00