Many PC users do not realize that it is a lot easy to bypass the login or boot passwords set by the computer owners. This post would be a guide to bypass any pc password on any operating system such as Linux, Windows and MAC.
Simply read on to see the technique I use in figuring out my omputer password.
The most popular operating system, Windows, can be easily bypassed using a simple tool. The program used is called Ophcrack, and the good thing about it is that it is free. The time required to get a password is about 10 seconds.
Simply download the Ophcrack ISO and burn it to a CD (or load it onto a USB drive via UNetbootin). Insert the CD into a machine you would like to gain access to, then press and hold the power button until the computer shuts down. Turn the computer back on and enter BIOS at startup. Change the boot sequence to CD before HDD, then save and exit.
Now the computer will restart and Ophcrack will be loaded. Sit back and watch as it does all the work for your. Write down the password it gives you, remove the disc, restart the computer, and you are done.
Quite easy to break through.
If your are running the OS X 10.4, then you only need the installation CD. Insert it into your MAC OS computer, reboot, select UTILITIES > RESET PASSWORD. Choose a new password and then use that to log in.
If the Mac runs OS X 10.5, restart the computer and press COMMAND + S. When at the prompt, type:
mount -uw /
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
dscl . -passwd /Users/UserName newpassword
Isn’t this a lot more easier?
The Linus is the easiest of all. To change the password, boot your computer and press the ESC key on your keyboard when GRUB appears. Scroll down and highlight ‘Recovery Mode’ and press the ‘B’ key; this will cause you to enter ‘Single User Mode’.
You’re now at the prompt, and logged in as ‘root’ by default. Type ‘passwd’ and then choose a new password. This will change the root password to whatever you enter. If you’re interested in only gaining access to a single account on the system, however, then type ‘passwd username’ replacing ‘username’ with the login name for the account you would like to alter the password for.
Please drop your comments if you encounter any trouble.