Now any user can logon to windows or linux system with Administrator or Root privilege, no matter what kind of permission he/she have by simply using a bootable floppy or bootable CD. And it is possible by using Kon-Boot.
Kon-Boot is a prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as ‘root‘ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to root. For Windows systems it allows to enter any password protected profile without any knowledge of the password.
Kon-Boot for Windows enables logging in to any password protected machine profile without without any knowledge of the password. This tool changes the contents of Windows kernel while booting, everything is done virtually – without any interferences with physical system changes. So far following systems were tested to work correctly with Kon-Boot (however it’s quite possible other versions of listed Windows systems may be suitable as well):
|Tested Windows versions|
|Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (v.275)|
|Windows Vista Business SP0|
|Windows Vista Ultimate SP1|
|Windows Vista Ultimate SP0|
|Windows Server 2003 Enterprise|
|Windows XP SP1|
|Windows XP SP2|
|Windows XP SP3|
Current Kon-Boot release was tested with following Linux distributions:
1 – setreuid method example not working
2 – logging without a password not working (maybe because this SELinux issues?)
NEW LINUX AND WINDOWS VERSION: (Download from author’s site)
Also for further details, visit above link
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