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hey, i'm new here, sorry for possible typing mistakes(I am from belgium)
having a difficult question for you here:
how can you vieuw/hack/capture an administrator login password
on a mac?(not delete/reset the password)
can someone help me please?
many thanks!
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And why do you need to do this?

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And why do you need to do this?
lost my password and absolutly wanna know my old one +
i wanna see if this is possible on a mac
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Your computer or someone else's? Do not ask if for another's computer here.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Boot from your system install disc and change password there.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Your computer or someone else's? Do not ask if for another's computer here.
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Boot from your system install disc and change password there.

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then the pass is lost, i wanna know the old one
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no other way?
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no other way?
No other way.

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Got # ? phear the command line!
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I know of no way to find the old password. Just to change it to a new one. Sorry
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I know of no way to find the old password. Just to change it to a new one. Sorry
Yep, passwords are hashed anyway.. to PREVENT being readable.

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I know of no way to find the old password. Just to change it to a new one. Sorry
I'll be very surprised if there is a way to do this in any decent systems because it is a major security flaw.
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