what we got you this time round! You know the one crazy thing about
passwords? You can actually reset/bypass them on practically any/every
operating system out there. All you need is a physical access to the
concerned device. So, are you ready to play around with some password
cracking tips and tricks? Here goes...
1.Bypass/Reset Password on Windows
The official way out:
Creating a password reset disk is one useful method to create a new password in case you've forgotten the last one. Ideally, you should create a password reset disk everytime you create a new password.
The unofficial way out:
The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system. Windows ideally stores its user information (crypted versions of the passwords) in a file called 'sam'. This is usually found in \windows\system32\config and is part of the registry, in a binary format previously undocumented. Now, users will know, this is not easily accessible. Howvever, the tool in question 'understands' this registry and does the needful for you.
2.Bypass/Reset Password on Linux
Take Ubuntu for instance, the Linux distro comes with a recovery mode in its default Grub boot menu. Go to Advanced options > Recovery mode to access the boot menu when booting. In case you don't holding the shift key while on boot also brings you the option, so no worries. Once you reach this step, you can boot directly to a root shell.
In case you're too lazy to do all this, you can always hit the 'e' button to edit Ubuntu’s boot options. You can then boot directly to a root shell prompt to proceed further from within the main Grub menu.
Both the steps give you access to the root shell using which you can reset/change passwords.
3.Bypass/Reset Password on Chrome OS
Chromebooks and the Chrome OS have been quite the object of our fancies recently, no wonder Chromebooks are selling like hot cakes in the market. Quite obviously, your Chromebook’s user account password will be your Google account password. You can always reset your Google account password on the web to gain control of things once again.
But let's just say you have a Chromebook and you can't sign in to it (possibly you've forgotten yours password), what do you do then? In case, your Chromebook is considering an earlier/old Google account, you can boot the Chromebook to the sign-in screen and press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + R at the same time. This will open a prompt window asking you to factory reset your Chromebook with Powerwash. Once reset, you can log in with a new Google account and this account will become your new Chromebook account. However, this will erase most of your earlier data.
4.Bypass/Reset Password on Mac OS X
Restart your Mac > press and hold the Command + R keys it boots to enter into recovery mode. Oncein rceovery mode, you need to click on utilities and select Terminal. Type resetpassword > press Enter to open the Reset Password utility.
5.Bypass/Reset Password on Android
In case you forget your Android device's lock screen code/pattern, no worries, you can always reset it very easily. Type in an incorrect password/pattern a certain number of times and you'll be provided with a 'Forgot Password' option. You can then use the Google account associated with your device to gain access.
In case you don't have this information, you can make use of USB debugging feature of the device (it has to be enabled first). You can then use the Android Debug Bridge to manipulate your device by connecting it to a computer via USB.
6.Bypass/Reset Password on iOS
Unlike Android, you can't simply use your Apple ID to gain access to your iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches in case you forget your password. A factory reset is a must here.