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Old 13th September, 2012, 03:39 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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The trojans can't reset the password. They can only set one if there isn't already one set (and therefore make your hard disk inaccessible).

Now, I do know that most hard disks have a serial debugging interface on them, and it is possible to issue commands to the controller over this channel. However, you'd need to get the commands out of the manufacturer for the controller (Good luck on that) , and figure out how to erase/bypass the password. Last time I screwed around with this kind of stuff I pretty much killed the drive.

Last edited by Aedan; 13th September, 2012 at 03:42 PM.
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