OS X 10.2.8 vulnerabilities

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rmpl, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Rmpl macrumors member

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    I have an 8 year old Powerbook G4 with OS X 10.2.8 installed on it that my friend gave me. I figured out the guest password, but I don't have the admin password. I could just ask him for the password, but I thought it would be more fun to try and break in.

    Does anyone know any vulnerabilities in 10.2.8 that would let me get admin access? :D
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    http://www.westwind.com/reference/os-x/commandline/single-user.html

    You can try playing around with this.

    Cheers
     
  3. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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  4. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

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    Download or borrow any version of an OSX install disk 10.3 or later. Boot from that. Open disk utility and change the admin password.
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Disk Utility? Does it not have a separate "password reset"-app?
     

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