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Password Hacking

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Mr.Cheeks, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Does anyone know of a hack that allows you to get the password for an account

    Win 2k3 advanced server

    i set up a virtual machine some time ago, and i cant remember any passwords. i am sure i left the default "administrator" password blank, but its not working.

    i dont wanna do a re-install
     
  2. Stoney

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    Can you not create another user account with Admin priveleges and then reset the System Admin password?
     
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  3. zxspectrum

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    I actually know of one, but its at home cheek ill pass you the name of it tomorrow. I know it works at it showed my hotmail account password and a c few others as well, it may or may not work tho .
     
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  4. zxspectrum

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    Right Cheeks, look for a program called cain and abel, beware however that on my norton it comes up as a virus, i only think its because it has loads of stuff that arent allowed etc lol let me know how you get on

    Eddie
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

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    You could try the old "hit F10" during installation, but I'm not sure what of the newer versions of Windows (if any) that it works with.

    Basically, you put in the CD and start the reinstallation process, when it gets to the "Windows is detecting and installing your devices" part, hit Shift + F10 and you get dumped into the Recovery Console without having to enter a password.

    See here for a step-by-step account.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Have you tried "password" :rolleyes:

    Is this a domain controller?
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

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    Baba - thanks for the link, was reading the same site yesterday - will give it a go at some time.

    Pete - yes it is. and i have tried every password i could think of.
     
  8. Bluerinse
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    In that case the passwords will be stored in Active Directory not the local SAM (security account manager).

    I don't know how to retrieve it from there as I always remember my password, it's the key afterall :wink:
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    so a reinstall will be required? :cry:
     
  10. Bluerinse
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    Under the circumstances that is drastic. Maybe someone else can find a solution :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Nelix
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    I know of a Linux tool that will reset the local admin password

    Let me know if this will help and I will PM you the link

    Nelix
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

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    Nelix - i'll try whatever... theres no data to recover anyway, just think will save the need of a re-install... could you pm the link in any case.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Nelix
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    Done, you should have it now
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

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    Thanks.
     
  15. Sparky
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    Did it work? All the hack tools I have used only work with the local admin password and nothing has ever worked on a DC. :blink
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    Sparky - have not tried it yet, have another problems (no bloody internet!!!) :twisted:
     
  18. steveh2001

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    Just a note - this worked on WinXP SP2 - did require a repair install, over the top, not a fresh install obviously. Bit of a pain, but for somereason it totally locked me out!

    FOrgot about trying cain and able etc:(
     
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