Practical Password cracking – Office files | Ethical Hacking

Learn to crack passwords for Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on Windows and on Kali Linux
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54,530 students
Created by Hassan Shafiq

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, PowerPoint Passwords
  • Removing Passwords from old word documents with Guaword utility
This course includes:
1 total hour on-demand video
1 articles
12 downloadable resources
15 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Basic IT Skills
  • PC or Laptop with 4GB (8GB Recommended) RAM
  • No Programming or Linux Skills 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 restriction 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.

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
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