The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Cracking Passwords With Only Physical Access

Posted by Xavier Ashe on September 24, 2005

This manual explain [sic] how script kiddie
cracking [sic] Windows and Linux password with only physical access. I won’t
be covering into [sic] the internal structure of LM / NTLM hashes in Windows
or shadow file in Linux. Try Google for them.

Notes: This is the manual (not article) because it does not need any
knowledge and not a new idea. Cracking Windows & Linux password has
been widely written and used in the wild.

Published by F-13 Labs (PDF is published on Astalavista). 
This isn't breakthrough knowledge, but shows the level of knowledge
needed hack local machines.  Isn't much…  Sections include:

  • Cracking Windows XP Password with a Bootable Floppy Disk
  • Cracking Windows XP Password with a Auditor Boot CD
  • Cracking Linux Password With Linux Rescue CD
  • Cracking BIOS I
  • Cracking BIOS II
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