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Old 06-20-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default How to hack screensaver passwords

I had this rather good idea today as to how to get past the windows password when you return to a machine after the password has appeared. (Bear with me, I'm very tired and it probably doesn't work!!)

Assuming they do not have the ctrl + alt + del option enabled before you type the password, can you go to the task manager and end explorer and then restart it bringing you to the desktop bypassing the password?
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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Default OK 2 things...

First is the functions would be locked out by the screensaver password. Unless you had the password in the first place how would you be able to get to the task manager.

Second your asking this has created some confusion as to the hacking/security rules. Please see the post root made in this thread. http://www.computerforums.org/showth...t=15559&page=4
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:25 AM   #3
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David are you sure that work?
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I know there is an easy way to do it. I just never bothered to find out what it was. My friend used to enjoy going in to computer stores and changing all the screensaver PWs on the demo models. It was good for a laugh because most of the salesmen (saleskids) didn't know how to change it back.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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lol i would love to do that .. infact i am off to the stores .. lol they shouldn't charge so much for PCs
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: How to hack screensaver passwords

i wonder next time i go to a store ima gonna try that
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:19 PM   #7
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lol I might try that It would b really funny...lol...cheers for that it will cheer me up
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:09 AM   #8
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I remember doing that when i was in middle school, i've grown onto bigger things now. Back in windows 95 days i used to just put a floppy that rand a DOS command renaming all the password files to .xxx files, no more screensaver passwords!
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I remember doing that when i was in middle school, i've grown onto bigger things now. Back in windows 95 days i used to just put a floppy that rand a DOS command renaming all the password files to .xxx files, no more screensaver passwords!
not bad a shame my college had Windows 2000 and XP
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to get passed screen saver passwords just restart the computer. as long as they don't have a login password your fine.
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