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    • How to Reset a MySQL Password

      How to Reset a MySQL Password

      A MySQL password can be reset in 5 easy steps: Stop the mysqld daemon process. Start the mysqld daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option. Start the mysql client with the -u root option. Execute the UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD(‘password’) WHERE User=’root’; Execute the FLUSH PRIVILEGES; command. These steps reset the password for the “root” account

    • How to Find Stored Passwords on a Computer

      How to Find Stored Passwords on a Computer

      There are a large number of websites and programs that prompt end users to save passwords on their personal computer(s). Popular web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and instant messaging software like Windows Live Messenger are capable of saving user logins and passwords on the local computer. A common task that

    • How to Reset a LinkSys Router Password

      How to Reset a LinkSys Router Password

      LinkSys is the division of the Cisco Company which manufactures some of the most widely used network routers in the world. The WRT54G, WRT160N, and WRT310N series are the most popular with the WRT54G being the first model deployed that supported third-party firmware. The current generation of LinkSys routers support the draft 802.11N wireless standard

    • Netscape Navigator Stored Password Recovery

      Netscape Navigator Stored Password Recovery

      Netscape Navigator stores usernames and passwords for web sites which you have logged in to. Password storage is configured in Netscape Navigator under <Edit>, <Preferences>, <Privacy and Security>, <Passwords>. By default, Netscape Navigator stores all passwords unencrypted. Viewing Netscape Navigator stored passwords The usernames and passwords are stored are part of the Netscape Navigator user

    • Verizon Router Default Password

      Verizon Router Default Password

      In addition to its services as a cellular telephone carrier, Verizon produces a wide variety of products, such as wireless routers. Verizon routers can be used to wirelessly connect to the Internet via home broadband Internet access, Verizon broadcast towers, or through a Verizon USB based modem card. Verizon routers provide the same support as

    • How to Decrypt Cisco Passwords

      How to Decrypt Cisco Passwords

      If  ‘service password-encryption’ is not configured on the Cisco device, simply read the plain text passwords from the configuration file. If ‘service password-encryption’ is configured on the Cisco device, most of the passwords are encrypted with a weak encryption algorithm (Type 7) that is easy to decrypt. Once there is access to the Cisco configuration

    • How Do Password Hacking Programs Work?

      How Do Password Hacking Programs Work?

      Password hacking programs work by using a number of approaches to either decrypt or guess a working password. Three of the most common approaches that password hacking programs use are: Known Ciphertext Attacks Dictionary Attacks Brute Force Attacks The specific algorithm that the password hacking program implements depends on the password system’s design. Each password

    • How to Change a Password

      How to Change a Password

      There are various scenarios in which a password needs to be used. A feature that goes hand-in-hand with password use is the ability to change or reset it. The need to change a password arises predominantly for two reasons: 1) as a means of maintaining high security by regularly changing the password so that unauthorized

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