Re: change admin password
From: Wolf Kirchmeir (wolfekir_at_sympatico.ca)
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:38:01 -0400
Danny Sanders wrote:
> Most of these utilities are Linux based which would lead one to believe they
> were made to work on Linux.
> I think someone through experimenting found out it works on Windows also.
> DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
They're Linux-based because you can boot a small Linux kernel from a
floppy and then run programs. Just like DOS, in that respect. Linux
writers have wriiten soiftware to read and write to NTFS file systems,
which makes it relatively easy to fins the passowrd and deal with it. As
Mathhew K notes, that can be done with any OS, so long as the file
system can be read and written.
Passwords protect only in the sense that a lock on your front door
protects: it slows down access, and makes it too much of a hassle for
many who would otherwise cheerfully come in and take your stuff.