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Thread: Login into backtrack without password

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    Default Login into backtrack without password

    change pw using passwd in terminal. Ctrl+L to lock the pc

    user can come in press ctrl+alt+backspace (reset x-windows) on the locked pc

    after some time a backtrack login screen will popup (it's not the terminal but a gui)

    user: root
    password: *leave it blank*

    bam ur into the backtrack system... it's not the locked session... but is still access to a physical system without the password

    *if you type in an incorrect password... it will still say "invalid login"


    i dunno if backtrack is made to be secure like this... but someone could obviously get into a backtrack system using this.

    For this i was using Backtrack 3, and i was running it from ram

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    i'm sorry it does keep your locked session running and the password is still globally the new pw on the machine... so if the new person logged in without providing a password they can run

    passwd : enter a new password...

    then they will globally change the password. (they can do this since bt users always have sudo privileges)

    when i'm running off a usb stick i can't get multiple sessions going (i was running VNC and SSH server when i was running off of ram)

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    >.> like is this a bug? i feel like this post is about to get sent to the idiot corner lol

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    you need to configure the kdm login to enable blank passwords

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