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How *not* to change account passwords in 10.3
Authored by: bas.den.hond on Aug 25, '06 01:49:33AM

I would try this:

Create a new account. Give it the shortest password possible: one letter, say 'a'.
Make the mistake again by adding just one letter again, say 'b'.
(if seven bullets are showing, delete the last six).
You now have a two-letter password for the account, one of which you know. So a brute-force attack will take 256 tries at worst.
Once you know what's behind the bullet, you're hoping all bullets are the same, of course...

Good luck!

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How *not* to change account passwords in 10.3
Authored by: itistoday on Aug 25, '06 09:56:42PM

This is a good idea. I would try it and see how far you can get, however, make sure to try all characters (including spaces, ~'s, ''s, :'s, etc) and most importantly, call Apple and try their support forums. I think this is clearly Apple's fault, they should have known better than to make such a confusing interface for something so important.

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