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Tired of trying breaking into that Linux box which pesks you with its password screen ? Well,your day is saved when Kon Boot comes to rescue . Apart from the stupid logo,Kon-Boot is an fantastic prototype software which can change contents of a Linux kernel and Windows kernel while booting.It will you to log into a Linux system as “root” user without even typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to root. For Windows systems it allows to enter any password protected profile without any knowledge of the password.Entire Kon-Boot was written in pure x86 assembly in TASM 4.0.
Kon boot was mainly created for Ubuntu,but now it supports more Linux distributions. Kon Boot can crack an array of Windows and Linux operating systems ranging from Windows XP to even Windows 7,which makes it one of the first tools to break Windows 7 passwords.On the Linux from it supports Gentoo,Ubuntu,Debian and Fedora flavors.
Here is how you can Hack Linux Passwords using Kon-Boot-
- Boot with Kon-boot CD or Floppy
- When Linux is fully booted go to the console mode
- Type 'kon-usr' as login, if it works you should be now in the system
- Remember to restore the system when you are leaving, you can do this by typing 'kon-fix' as login again.
Here is a Sample Console output of what it will look like -
Ubuntu 8.04 torpeda tty1
torpeda login: kon-usr
Here is how you can Hack Windows Passwords using Kon-Boot-
No special usage instructions are required for Windows users, just boot from Kon-Boot CD/Floppy, select your profile and put any password you want. You lost your password? Now it doesn't matter at all :P
You can Download Kon-Boot from here -
[ PS:Finally my workshop at SVIET is over and I am a bit free as of now..]
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About the author : Rishabh Dangwal
Rishabh Dangwal is a no-nonsense network geek who has got a thing for guitars, retro games and emulators. When he is not tinkering with devices and gadgets, he can be found reading novels by Fredrick Forsyth. Follow him on Twitter