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    your passwords[edit]

    some hints like min. 8 letters, combined with numbers etc.

    default passwords[edit]

    The most common default password is <blank> or the 'Enter' password. (Don't forget to try just because its seem to be too easy to be true.)

    default password list

    • Website with a huge collection of default passwords for routers, AP's, switches etc. Sorted by manufactor.

    Things NOT to do[edit]

    where passwords should NOT be[edit]

    1. on a post-it sticker attached to the monitor
    2. in public dumpfiles of mediawikis [1]
    3. on this wiki page ;)
    4. tattooed to your forhead
    5. the name of your new born child
    6. your mantra
    7. in a dictionary

    what passwords u should NOT use[edit]

    A common passwords list by Openwall Project public domain

    This is a list of over 3000 passwords most commonly seen on a set of Unix systems in mid-1990s, sorted for decreasing number of occurrences (that is, more common passwords are listed first).

    FTP archives:[edit]

    derived exclusively from the ox.ac.uk archive above, but files uncompressed

    includes the ox.ac.uk archive and more


    Warning: ironical[edit]

    Examples: Good Passwords[edit]

    something like

    susi
    peter
    123456
    qwertz/qwerty
    asdfg
    letmein
    admin
    root
    irule
    owned

    or

    (very good one)
    g33k

    Reset forgotten passwords[edit]

    Mediawiki[edit]

    UPDATE user SET user_password = MD5(CONCAT(user_id, '-',MD5('somepass'))) WHERE user_name = 'whatever';
    


    bash script[edit]

    put this into a file resetpass.sh

    #!/bin/bash
    # mediawiki - reset a user password
    read -p "Which username to you want to reset? " username
    read -p "Enter new password: " password
    
    mysql -u root -p wikidb -e "UPDATE user SET user_password = MD5(CONCAT(user_id, '-',MD5('$password'))) WHERE user_name = '$username';"
    if [[ $? -eq 0 ]]
    then
    echo "Ok. Updated password of '$username' to '$password'."
    exit 0
    else
    echo "Error. Could not reset password."
    exit 1
    fi
    
    

    > chmod +x resetpass.sh

    >./resetpass.sh

    MySQL[edit]

    MySQL#Reset_forgotten_root_password

    Windows[edit]

    Microsoft: How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password

    Linux[edit]

    Wenn du von einem anderen Medium bootest und auf einem System mit aktivierten Shadow Passwörtern die /etc/shadow bearbeitest und dort das verschlüsselte Passwort schlicht entfernst,also das (nur) das Passwortfeld leer lässt (::) kann man sich je nach Distribution direkt ohne Pass einloggen (Suse) oder muss zuerst auf einem anderen System ein bekanntes Passwort verschlüsseln und den daraus resultierenden encrypteten String einfügen (Debian).

    How to Reset forgotten Root passwords

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