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What Options Available for Lost User Passwords in WIN XP

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    a !

    What Options are Available for Lost User Passwords in WINXP Mad

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    LeighS
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    W3bbo

    Extract the SAM file then run it through an NTLM Hash Brute-Force app.

    Time to crack 'em depends on your system, expect an Athlon64 3200 w/ 1GB RAM to do it in about 4 hours.

    But I'm not sure if the brute-forcing algorithm is multithreaded or can take advantage of an SMP environment. But I know that a medium-sized beowulf cluster can sort you out within minutes.

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    ZippyV

    a ! wrote:
    What Options are Available for Lost User Passwords in WINXP
    Use the floppy disk you made to reset the password.

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    Loadsgood

    W3bbo wrote:
    Extract the SAM file then run it through an NTLM Hash Brute-Force app.

    Time to crack 'em depends on your system, expect an Athlon64 3200 w/ 1GB RAM to do it in about 4 hours.

    But I'm not sure if the brute-forcing algorithm is multithreaded or can take advantage of an SMP environment. But I know that a medium-sized beowulf cluster can sort you out within minutes.


    I thought that WinXP used NTLM v2 which was a whole lot more secure than NTLM.
    You could always search for "reset user password" in google and find many solutions there.



    W3bbo recommending someone crack a password? Tsk tsk tsk. Or is it legal to crack your own passwords on your own machine?
    Loadsgood.

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    W3bbo

    Loadsgood wrote:
    W3bbo recommending someone crack a password? Tsk tsk tsk. Or is it legal to crack your own passwords on your own machine?


    Its legal if its your machine and/or you have explicit permission.

    The Computer Misuse Act (UK) defines "unauthorised access" as a crime, but since it's your computer, you grant yourself permission.

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