Re: Dream Pack? Need to get into PC w/PW from fired employee

From: Jeff Cochran (
Date: 03/12/05

Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 05:23:39 GMT

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:35:53 -0600, "R. Choate"
<> wrote:

>I'm trying to help a former client of mine who is somewhat elderly but still runs a small public accounting firm. He has fired his
>longtime trusted assistant after, you guessed it, she embezzled funds. She knew much more about computers than him and she was the
>network (small network) administrator. I think he has most problems under control but she placed a PW on her PC and it has important
>company files on it (in addition to evidence). I've heard of something called "Dream Pack" that is open source and cheap, and which
>will allow him to get into the PC and just change the password to whatever he wants and gain access to it. I do not have time to
>travel to his little office but I really want to help this old guy. He is like a grandfather type guy and I just want to point him
>in the direction of something that will open that computer and perhaps I can walk him through the steps over the phone. Has anybody
>heard of this software and can anybody give me any leads on this?
>I'm an Excel/Access/Word programmer but I don't know operating system or security stuff. Thanks for any help.

If it actually has "evidence" then you don't do anything. You hand
the system over to the investigators.