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    user password
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    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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    Boot from your system install disc and change password there.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Your computer or someone else's? Do not ask if for another's computer here.
    my computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Boot from your system install disc and change password there.

    Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
    then the pass is lost, i wanna know the old one

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    no other way?

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    aaaaaaaaaaaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomonline View Post
    no other way?
    No other way.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    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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