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    Default how do I reset my keychain password?

    I am running Mac OS X 10.4.11.
    I was able to find the keychain aplication in the aplications/utilities. But I can't change it, because I do not know the current keychain password for the login chain.
    I do know the administrator password. How do I reset the login password? do I have to get into OpenFirmware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seseberg View Post
    I am running Mac OS X 10.4.11.
    I was able to find the keychain aplication in the aplications/utilities. But I can't change it, because I do not know the current keychain password for the login chain.
    I do know the administrator password. How do I reset the login password? do I have to get into OpenFirmware?
    The keychain password for the login chain is probably your username/password's password for your current account. In other words, if I loged into "example";s account i'd need "example"'s password to unlock that keychain, not the admin's

    If your login chain rejects that password, it's probably lost, because it is encrypted with a password that you don't know. (And no, there is no easy way to crack AES encryption)
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    it's ok, I just deleted the whole thing......
    although, I wouldn't agree that there is no crack for AES encryption....
    dude, these days, there's a crack for anything.........

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    Apple's 256-bit AES encryption would take you around 3 x 10^51 years to brute force all combinations...

    Brute force attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If there is a way to crack it, it would be in the implementation, not the encryption.

    (i.e. you'll have to look for vulnerabilities in Keychain.app itself)
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    dude, you truly are a nerd...
    and, unfortunately, from what you have proven me in this post, you are the copy-paste type of nerd, who does not process information.

    we are talking about a regular G5 iMac, owned by your average person, which tells us that the keychain password won't be 50 digits long (just saying so you get the point)
    SOOOOOOO, cracking AES encryption WILL NOT TAKE around 3 x 10^51 years to complete, BECAUSE you can set the hypothetic software to try combinations you select, for example, all numeric keys up to a formation of 7 digits, combined with all of the alphabet characters up to 7 digits, all loweracse.
    SOOOOOOOO that means that you can opt out of ALLL the possible combinations, because, seriously, people don't do that, because otherwise they'd forget their keychain password.
    it might just have been some 5 or 6 letter word, all lowercase, because the username was sari, and the user name password was also sari....

    next time you make astrological statements, think a little bit more..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by seseberg View Post
    dude, you truly are a nerd...
    and, unfortunately, from what you have proven me in this post, you are the copy-paste type of nerd, who does not process information.
    Merely stating them, not copying.

    Dictionary attacks would help when you have enough information, but it really depends on THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AES ENCRYPTION. I have worked on this field and knows what happens. Please. You clearly have a misunderstanding about how AES is used. First you have the password, then the encryption algorithm and the encryption key. that's the one that you need to crack.

    Regardless, have fun trying to crack the keychain password.

    (And no, Mac OS X would not have stored the keychain password anywhere else; that would be what you would call a "vulnerability".)
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    Quote Originally Posted by seseberg View Post
    dude, you truly are a nerd...
    and, unfortunately, from what you have proven me in this post, you are the copy-paste type of nerd, who does not process information.
    You must excuse me here. This would be flaming the person who came by to help.
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