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 PostPost subject: Breaching WindowsXP security        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:20 am 
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Hi, can anyone tell me how I can bust security on WindowsXP? I know it sounds like a silly question to ask, but one of my friends at college is working as a technician at a local secondary school, and he's being employed to find holes in the security. He gave me some information about how to bust a Mac OS X, and has asked me if I can find any information about this, in return.

Can anyone help, please?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:20 am 
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The most obvious thing I've found on a lot of machines is the lack of an Administrator account password.

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 PostPost subject: Physical access is the key        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:37 am 
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If you have access to the box, boot up with a DOS disk, sporting NTFSDos, grab the sam file, and start cracking... or simply change the passwords.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:45 am 
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The "Hacking Exposed" (http://www.hackingexposed.com/) series of books is an excellent resource if your friend is serious. It will introduce many of the automated tools available for checking security. There are also various websites and forums on the net... do a search :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:47 pm 
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Thanks, folks. I'll look around a bit and let Matthew know :) .

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:41 am 
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another is that windows users always seem give all user accounts administrator rights, including their default.

net user |username| |new password| clears the previous password and replaces it with a new password.


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