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dell latitude harddrive password

By torvid ·
I have missplaced my password to my dell latitude D830?
can any one help me?

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password recovery

by PurpleSkys In reply to dell latitude harddrive p ...

TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal. Do not respond to this thread.

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Wrong! Hacking is okay at TR, help away!

by RechTepublic In reply to password recovery

See: Hacking a wireless network with an iPod Touch
Date: August 17th, 2009
Author: Paul Mah
This is only one example of this double-standard.
See how many more you can find!

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Well go ahead, but be warned

by The Scummy One In reply to Wrong! Hacking is okay a ...

that your post will likely be pulled, and you might even have account issues. But, go on ahead and be a dimwit anyway, we aint stopping you.

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I am sorry that I upset you.

by RechTepublic In reply to Well go ahead, but be war ...

I do respect your position on this matter. However, you should focus your threats and name calling on the person that IS posting hacking instructions, Paul Mah.
I am just pointing out the double standard in a way that it won't be overlooked.
I will check back next week to see if you got this, as you say it, dimwit's post pulled.

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And you should get a Reality Check

by OH Smeg In reply to I am sorry that I upset y ...

TR itself can do as it pleases and quite rightly posts topics about a range of issues.

The TR Peers who inhabit the Q & A Forums though are a different kettle of Fish. They are IT Professionals who are tasked with keeping the hardware that they supervise secure. As such the TR Peers have made a decision after much debate not to answer Password Cracking Questions on a Public Forum as it makes our lives that much harder and can be seen as contributing to/encouraging Illegal Activity.

By all means you are free to directly contact a member if they chose to have the Peer Mail enabled and tell them how to Crack things if you wish but posting things like that on a Public Forum is a no no in anyones book with half a brain.

If you don't agree with this post here with your reasons

http://tinyurl.com/n2et7o

But don't be surprised if complaints are made and posts like the one above are marked a Spam.

Col

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Thank you for the redirect.

by RechTepublic In reply to And you should get a [i]R ...

I posted my thoughts there but I am still looking for a ruling.

I honestly did not know that there was such a separation between TR Blogs and TR Forums. I just considered it all to be TR. Seeing instructions for hacking in the blogs and active hacker bashing in the forum just came across as hypocritical to me.

Maybe it is just me but no matter what happens I just don't think it is ever professional to bash or lie to anyone.

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Preceding that link by 6 months was this one ..

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Thank you for the redirec ...

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=227635

As you'll see, it also attracted a fair number of comments and the same indubitable resolve from the TR Peers.

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Easy enough

by The Scummy One In reply to dell latitude harddrive p ...

you first need to get some memory enhancers, then utilize them. When you can finally remember again, remember where you placed the password.
Unlike popular beliefs, passwords do not 'wander' or 'roam' on their own. They will stay right where you put them, unless outside forces are involved. Such forces include
wind -- even from a fan or open window. Search around the area where wind may have blown the password away.
children -- this is a common thing, make sure that they didnt eat the password. However, often they just move it to a new location.
other people in the house -- Yes, if you left the password in an insecure location, other people may have thrown it out not knowing what it was. This is YOUR fault for being an idiot.

this small list only addresses the most common problems. Some places to look would be the garbage, toilet, kids stomach, around the house and under furniture, and -- if you still cannot find it, next time put one of those key alarms on it.

I sincerely hope this helps

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you forgot

by PurpleSkys In reply to Easy enough

it is possible that the "dog" ate it...hey, I've heard that it's happened...maybe even the cat or the snake...who knows eh

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I also forgot some stategies for memory enhancements :0

by The Scummy One In reply to you forgot

Ok, I will start with a favorite. The OP really should read this and take careful notes.
The very best way to enhance memory is to increase the oxygen in the brain area. For the quickest solution, one can get a syringe and fill it with air. Then find a good artery or vein and pump the air directly into the bloodstream.
However, in some places, getting a syringe is hard, in this case, a carbide drill should work fine. Above the hair line drill a small hole in your scalp. a 1/8 to 1/4 inch drill bit should suffice.
However, if the brain still has problems with proper oxygen levels, a second hole should be drilled 2 inches farther back. Keep doing this until the oxygen levels are appropriate.

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