Re: SAM encrypted with syskey

From: Brendan Dolan-Gavitt (
Date: 02/11/05

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    There are utilities for extracting the syskey and decrypting the SAM at . Note that this is the third
    result on Google if you search for "syskey" :p

    From there it's just a basic LM or NT password cracking exercise...


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Anzaldo, Oscar []
    > Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 10:50 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: SAM encrypted with syskey
    > Hi list,
    > Does any one knows a method to retrieve the password for the SAM
    > (NT/W2K) that has been encripted with syskey? Or bypass the system
    > startup password?
    > Regards
    > Oscar.


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