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16Mar/100

Blazing fast password recovery with new ATI cards

ElcomSoft accelerates the recovery of Wi-Fi passwords and password-protected iPhone and iPod backups by using ATI video cards. The support of ATI Radeon 5000 series video accelerators allows ElcomSoft to perform password recovery up to 20 times faster compared to Intel top of the line quad-core CPUs, and up to two times faster compared to enterprise-level NVIDIA Tesla solutions.

ATI Radeon 5000

ATI Radeon 5000

The support of massively parallel computing available in the newest ATI video accelerators such as ATI Radeon HD5970 allows ElcomSoft to achieve password recovery speeds exceeding of high-end CPUs and competing NVIDIA boards, including NVIDIA Tesla systems.

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12Feb/102

How To Recover the root Password in FreeBSD

The password cannot be recovered. The following procedure will allow you to change the root password.

Do the following:

- when the following boot message appears

Hit [ENTER] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
Booting [kernel] in 10 seconds...

hit a key, just pick one EXCEPT the ENTER key. You'll get a prompt like:

disk1s1a:>

- type the following commands:

disk1s1a:>unload all
disk1s1a:>load kernel
disk1s1a:>boot -s

The boot process will now start, just wait until it asks you for a shell. Just hit
ENTER and 'sh' will be used as shell.

If you type 'mount' you will see that only your root partition ( / ) is mounted, you will have to mount  'usr' partition as well.

#mount /dev/ad0s1f /usr

Now you have to mount root partition as read-write enabled. Use the following command:

#mount -u /

The root partition should now be mounted read-write. Now you can use 'passwd' program to
change the root password.

#passwd

That's all, reboot the system and login with the new password.

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