Aug 31, 2009

How To Bypass Windows Password Security

Once again, here is another segment from Episode 13 of Bauer-Power. Now we all know of the various live cd password reset disks out there. hell, I've blogged about them in the past. the only problem with those is that they are very obvious to systems administrators after you have come and gone. I mean, why the hell is the admin password changed on this box? That is something I would be asking.

Well there is an easier, and more covert way to access the admin account on Windows (And even Linux machines). It comes in the form of Kon-boot which is a bootable cd that completely lets you bypass password authentication on Windows and many forms of Linux. Here is the video demonstration I did of Kon-boot for Episode 13:

So what have we learned here? How about a little hard drive encryption? That is a lot harder to get around than a plain old password. What else have we learned? How about the importance of physical security. If people can get access to your equipment, they own that equipment right?

Have you used Kon-boot already? Like? Dislike? Hit us up in the comments!

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