AT&T UNIX PC - Need to hack user/password for access
keithvz at verizon.net
Sat Oct 25 21:56:15 CDT 2008
B Degnan wrote:
> One of my students was able to repair an AT&T 7300 (67MB version) UNIX
> PC powersupply. Now it boots up, but we don't have the username and
> password. Any suggestions?
I don't know which exact version of OS you'd have on that, but I will
say that many many initial versions of unix had tons of default
username/pw combinations. There are lists to be found via google.
If it's a 3B1 running AT&T System V, then I'm almost positive there were
some very popular default accts that had to be removed -- most people
didn't and resulted in many machines being vulnerable.
Also, don't know anything about the file system, but if it's a common
one, you could potentially (and carefully) install the HD into a linux
box, mount it, retrieve /etc/passwd, and crack the sucker. With today's
machines you might be able to brute-force the keyspace, or worst case,
put a pretty good dictionary attack on it.
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