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PalmOS password recovery
From: Nate Amsden <natea () GRAPHON COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 08:08:37 -0700
[disclamer: my comments do not represent that of any company or
individuals other then myself.]
I just read the advisory from @stake and was shocked. I wondered why
they considered this worthy of a "advisory" there has been a well known
program called "No Security" that with a click of your stylus you can
wipe the password off the palm device(in my case a Handspring visor
deluxe) without any loss of data.
in addition you can use a 3rd party program to synch the pilot, say
Jpilot(which i use on linux) and it retrieves all "private" records
and does not bother to protect them, also it unmarks the private flag.
the private record security is a joke, it always has been. sure the
information in the advisiory is nice and technical but you don't need to
jump through hoops to get to the private data. must be a slow day for
have a good one!
- PalmOS password recovery Nate Amsden (Sep 28)