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EASILY Boot Into Lion without Knowing the Password

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: EASILY Boot Into Lion without Knowing the Password Reply with quote

As you know their is a small hidden partition
on your Lion Boot Drive that contains tools
to help you Restore or rather Recover your
Lion OS.

If someone were to BORROW your Mac they
could easily reset your Password using this
handy Recovery Partition.

Simply restart your Mac holding down the
Command+R Keys (⌘+R). Release the keys
when the Gray Apple appears, your Mac will
now boot into your Recovery Partition.

First, select your Language then in your
Menu Bar go to Utilities➜Terminal. After
your Terminal opens type the command
(without quotes) "reset password" your
Resetpassword Utility will open. Use this
Utility to set whatever Password you like
or leave the New Password lines blank to
eliminate the need for a Password. Click
Save and Reboot. Your in!

If you were to erase your Hidden Recovery
Partition, anyone could Restore it buy using
Apples Internet Recovery Feature or buy
using a Thumb Drive with the Recovery
Tool on it.

Encrypting your entire Hard Drive would
eliminate this loophole or using a Firmware
Password
should also work.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can set a master password at the firmware level if you want. Then the only way someone could access your data would be to physically remove the drive and boot from another machine.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Password Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
You can set a master password at the firmware level if you want. Then the only way someone could access your data would be to physically remove the drive and boot from another machine.

Hi BB,
How would simply changing the Apple Hardware
make it possible to overcome or bypass a Password
set at the Firmware level enabling a boot into the OS?

Oh, I get it. Your not booting into the OS but looking
at its files more like a storage drive without an OS at
all........clever.
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