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Re: HardDisk Password recovery.
From: Mike <securitybasics () infinity77 net>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 09:29:10 -0500

Okay, at the risk of sounding stupid here...what is a NIOS password cracker, I counldn't find anything on google about this. Unless you meant BIOS in which case I could see that working for the bios but is probably useless for getting past the hard drive password.

xyberpix wrote:

Another option would be to find a NIOS passwd cracker online, I know
that there are a load of them available, I've used a couple myself in
the past.


On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 06:32 -0600, Rob Hughes wrote:
On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 18:03 -0600, Joseph Forbes wrote:
 What has happened is that one of the employees of the contract
company I work for has password locked her notebook (Dell Latitude
LS). Story told is that she wanted to make sure if the notebook was to
be stolen or lost no one could get the data off of it. The usual. and
like always, a new password, but not remembering what it was later on.

Poke around on ebay and other for sale/auction sites, find the same
model drive for cheap, then replace the controller card on your drive
with the one from your cheap, unlocked drive. That should at least let
you access the data. That should work if the password is stored in the
firmware on the controller card. If the password is stored in the boot
sector or elsewhere on the physical media, an attempt using specialized
data recovery techniques will probably be your only hope.


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