A good strong password is very important to protect our computer safe. They are like locks on doors. If someone wishes to gain access to your laptop or computer, a simple login password will not stop them. Most computer users do not realize how simple it is to access the login password for a computer, and end up leaving vulnerable data on their computer, unencrypted and easy to access.
Are you wondering how easy it is for someone to gain access to your computer? If so, read on to see the technique one might use to break computer password based on Windows system.
Steps on how to break computer password
1. Use Ophcrack
Ophcrack is based on Slackware, and uses rainbow tables to solve passwords up to 14 characters in length. The time required to solve a password? Generally 10 seconds. The expertise needed? None.
Simply download the Ophcrack ISO and burn it to a CD (or load it onto a USB drive via UNetbootin). Insert the CD into a machine you would like to gain access to, then press and hold the power button until the computer shuts down. Turn the computer back on and enter BIOS at startup. Change the boot sequence to CD before HDD, then save and exit.
The computer will restart and Ophcrack will be loaded. Sit back and watch as it does all the work for your. Write down the password it gives you, remove the disc, restart the computer, and log in as if it were you own machine.
2. Through safe mode
Most Windows system has a default admin account which left its password blank, if you didn’t reset that account password, try to log in that account to reset your other account password.
- Start your computer and press “F8″ while the computer boots up. The Advanced Boot Options screen appears.
- Scroll down to “Safe Mode” with the arrow keys on the keyboard and press “Enter.” Your computer starts in Safe Mode.
- Click on the “Administrator” account that appears on the Windows logon screen. ( that is the default admin account if you didn’t reset or rename it)
- Then you can log in your computer system, then go to Control Panel, click user account to change your other account password.
Note: Only the account which has admin rights that can change the password
If these two tips don’t help, you can download some shareware . That is very easy and promise to break computer password in minutes, as my experience, the most hot and power tool is Windows Password Key, you can search it and get more information or reviews.
See, how simple it is for someone to break computer password. It requires no technical skills, no laborious tasks, only simple words or programs. So, you need to create a strong password to protect your computer.