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  • All password seekers please read this!

    A few people have been posting password hashes asking other users to decode them into plain text passwords. Some moderators have been concerned about the legality of this and it has been discussed privately.

    Please be aware that there is now a site-wide policy that posting decoded passwords will NOT be allowed.

    The reason is very simple:
    If someone posts a coded password, we have no idea whether they are the owner/administrator of the computer (hence allowed to crack it) or if they are attempting to hack into another computer that they are not allowed into.
    Potentially it leaves all involved liable under laws like the UKs Computer Misuse Act and similar legislation in other countries.

    We will still continue to give advice on how to get access where passwords have been lost and help people as much as possible in their legitimate attempts to unlock locked systems.

    Tom
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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