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fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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Ophcrack works very well. So does booting into the command prompt and using the net users hack. Plenty of information on google about that.
Also, default usernames and passwords are killers. For instance, Administrator, HelpAssistant, etc.
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Due to the lack of LM hashes, Vista passwords stored in the SAM file are harder to crack. However, the NTLM hash is the same as always and can be cracked if the password is weak.

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=v...crack-and-cain
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fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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Sure, but if you don't have any login for the computer and safe mode is disabled, you can't use cain. Ophcrack will work unless the bios is locked, but it will just take longer if a secure password is used on vista.
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fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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Am I missing something, or is that just a repost?
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Double post deleted.
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brokenheartz's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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if bios locked can clean with jumper rite???
if not mistaken...
hahahaha
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fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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Yes, there's a way to short it using a jumper, but again... good luck doing that on a laptop without damaging anything. Dell makes their laptops very hard to take apart, and the connection you need to jump isn't accessible by any of the panels; you have to actually disassemble the laptop to get at it in most models. That's quite risky if you haven't done that sort of thing many times before.
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Kenjitamurako's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2009
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OPHCRACK live cd (vista) is an awfully large file and downloads slow for most on sourceforge. The most famous torrent is the one at piratebay. Google Search: "OPHCRACK live cd vista" and it's about the 9th entry down.
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fourthdimension's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2009
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My ophcrack download took about 4 minutes. Just from a mirror, not even a torrent.
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Kenjitamurako's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2009
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I tried downloading from sourceforge and only got 89 Kbps but it probably varies based on time of day or something. Used the torrent and was getting a steady 100+. Anyway, after downloading OPH I decided to put it to use and tried on my family vista. The acting administrators account password couldn't be cracked, guess it was too complicated. Anyone know the future of bootable vista password cracking? I read up that abel & cain might be working on a live cd but would it fare any better?