Re: Password breakers?

Subject: Re: Password breakers?
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 15:08:05 -0700

I think it depends on where the password is:
- O/S passwords can usually be removed by Safe Mode. UNIX/Linux
passwords are even easier: if you can boot up in single user mode you
are automatically considered the "root" user
- BIOS passwords require a jumper reset.
- HDD encryption passwords cannot be removed. You may be able to hire
a service for $100 to brute force remove the password, but
preservation of data is not guaranteed. It may be cheaper to buy a new
HDD.

Cheers,

-Tony
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