IRL Name: 
Massimiliano Montoro

Massimiliano Montoro a.k.a mao is the owner of which is the home of Cain & Abel Password Recovery Tool and his other projects. Cain and Abel is a password recovery tool in Windows that does “network sniffing, cracking encrypted passwords using dictionary and brute force attacks, decoding scrambled passwords, revealing password boxes, uncovering cached passwords and analyzing routing protocols".


Coded IRS which scans for IP restrictions set for a particular service on a Host.

Coded sTerm which is a Telnet client with a unique feature. It can establish an entire bi-directional Telnet session to a target host never sending your real IP and MAC addresses in any packet.

Wrote the cPfPc or Cisco PIX Firewall Password Calculator.

Coded ArpWorks, a utility for sending customized 'ARP announce' packets over the network. All ARP parameters, including the Ethernet Source MAC address can be changed as you like.

Coded CredDump which is a utility that dumps passwords from Windows XP/2003 user's credential files and shows them in a cleartext form.

Coded Winrtgen which is a graphical Rainbow Tables Generator that supports LM, FastLM, NTLM, LMCHALL, HalfLMCHALL, NTLMCHALL, MSCACHE, MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, MySQL323, MySQLSHA1, CiscoPIX, ORACLE, SHA-2 (256), SHA-2 (384) and SHA-2 (512) hashes.