How to convert the Cisco enable secret password into plain text:
This article is only for learning purposes in which I ll show you that how you can decode a Cisco enable secret password into clear text. When the "password-encryption service" is enabled on a router or switch, then the “show running config” command will shows an encrypted password using a hash algorithm as shown in figure that will hide your real password.
You can revert this password with different utilities or using some on-line websites.
So let's start by setting up a password in the clear text:
R1 (config) # line console 0
R1 (config-line) # password Ci$co
R1 (config-line) # login
R1 (config-line) # exit
Of course, the password appears in clear text in the running-config ...
Now you can encrypt this password using password-encryption service", you can use the following command for this purpose:
R1 (config) # services password-encryption
The password is now encrypted and therefore unreadable in the configuration ...
If you want to decode the password, you can use following website that offers this feature:
you can put the hash in type 7 hash field and then click on reverse and you are done.