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RE: restore Administrator password
From: "JTH" <jth () visi com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:47:02 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: sec [mailto:sec () moomia com] 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 4:06 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: restore Administrator password

What you need is a knopix CD from knoppix.org and get 
something like lophtcack or caine and able and you will be 
able to crack the password. 
Depending on the password strength this could be done in a 
couple of seconds or some minutes.

Chntpw is much easier (this it the aformentioned utility from Peter
Nordahl) and it is often included on knoppix distros (or at least on
knoppix-std and L.A.S.) 

Even though this person did not need instructions for a domain controller,
it is possible to do this on a domain controller. See
http://www.jms1.net/nt-unlock.html for details. (Interesting idea, and
this page is linked to from Nordahl's FAQ page.) 

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