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The lastlogin file sits in the root directory (.minecraft) and contains the encrypted username and password from the last user who logged in on your machine.

A c++ code snippet to decrypt the file using the crypto++ library can be found here: c++ code

The c++ code is loosely based on the python code in sadimusi's mc3p found here: python code

C# code

Pure-PHP code


The last login file is encrypted with some not so secure random data. First a Java Random is created with an initial seed of 43287234. Then the next 8 bytes produced by this random are used as a salt. These bytes correspond to: '0x0c, 0x9d, 0x4a, 0xe4, 0x1e, 0x83, 0x15, 0xfc' Next a secret key based on PBEWithMD5AndDES is generated based on the secret password. Again this password is not very secret and takes the form of the string "password"

After this Cipher has been constructed, two UTF-8 strings can be read from the lastlogin file and decrypted with the above mentioned cipher. The code to get the cipher from the launcher takes the form of:

       Random random = new Random(43287234L);
       byte[] salt = new byte[8];
       PBEParameterSpec pbeParamSpec = new PBEParameterSpec(salt, 5);
       SecretKey pbeKey = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("PBEWithMD5AndDES").generateSecret(new PBEKeySpec("password".toCharArray()));
       Cipher cipher = Cipher.getInstance("PBEWithMD5AndDES");
       cipher.init(mode, pbeKey, pbeParamSpec);