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Re: Microsoft EFS
From: Thomas Springer <tuevsec () gmx net>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:21:47 +0200

The DEFAULT recovery agent is the Administrator, on the other hand you always can to decrypt the data from the userX login like that userX; So crack the password or overwrite it off-line (the same for the delegated recovery agent).

be careful:

overwriting the pw offline will work with efs on w2k.
it will not work with winxp/2003: you cant access any efs-data after resetting the password offline.

you'll have to crack the usesrs or the admins pw and either logon interactively or export their keys to get access to the efs-encrypted data.

tom
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