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booman 12th September, 2012 05:39 PM

still...
If a Trojan can reset the password and lock it out then there has to be a way to reset the password to nothing and unlock it...

Aedan 13th September, 2012 03:39 PM

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.

chrisbard 14th September, 2012 12:00 AM

Throw em in the bin. Fast and reliable way of not losing anymore time.

booman 14th September, 2012 12:07 AM

Its starting to look like I don't have a choice

Daniel ~ 14th September, 2012 07:29 PM

I have a few hard drives I could let go of, what are you looking for?

booman 14th September, 2012 08:19 PM

I don't really need hard-drives per se, but I would never turn down a free one.
I'm a bit skeptical about shipping hard drives too. If you send one, make sure to get insurance because one drop from the mailman could kill it.

Daniel ~ 15th September, 2012 12:07 AM

I like to try and spot a need. Let me know if if you have a need.":O}

chrisbard 15th September, 2012 12:40 AM

Mailing HDD's with parked heads is OK. They are not as fragile as you might think in this condition.

chrisbard 15th September, 2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daniel ~ (Post 519227)
I like to try and spot a need. Let me know if if you have a need.":O}

All you need is love! :D

Daniel ~ 15th September, 2012 12:47 AM

and a hard drive to put it on! ":O}

booman 15th September, 2012 02:30 PM

and to cuddle with...

Daniel ~ 15th September, 2012 05:46 PM

and to partition, but not until after your married...

booman 16th September, 2012 03:48 PM

Thats funny
I think I will take them apart and use the magnets on the fridge

Daniel ~ 16th September, 2012 06:32 PM

Now that's high level re-cycling! LOL

booman 17th September, 2012 05:06 PM

yup, its important to keep my girls drawings on the fridge!

Daniel ~ 17th September, 2012 11:00 PM

Feel free to share them here.

booman 17th September, 2012 11:32 PM

I might do that... I'll have to ask the wife first


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