• How To Crack BIOS Passwords

    by  • July 30, 2008 • Amol Wagh, Core Security, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials, Vista, Windows • 0 Comments

     

    Many BIOS manufacturers have provided backdoor passwords that can be used to access the BIOS setup in the event you have lost your password. These passwords are case sensitive, so you may wish to try a variety of combinations. Keep in mind that the key associated to “_” in the US keyboard corresponds to “?” in some European keyboards. Laptops typically have better BIOS security than desktop systems, and we are not aware of any backdoor passwords that will work with name brand laptops.

     

    WARNING: Some BIOS configurations will lock you out of the system completely if you type in an incorrect password more than 3 times. Read your manufacturers documentation for the BIOS setting before you begin typing in passwords

     

    Award BIOS backdoor passwords:

     

    ALFAROME ALLy aLLy aLLY ALLY aPAf _award AWARD_SW AWARD?SW AWARD SW AWARD PW AWKWARD awkward BIOSTAR CONCAT CONDO Condo d8on djonet HLT J64 J256 J262 j332 j322 KDD Lkwpeter LKWPETER PINT pint SER SKY_FOX SYXZ syxz shift + syxz TTPTHA ZAAADA ZBAAACA ZJAAADC 01322222

    589589 589721 595595 598598

     

    AMI BIOS backdoor passwords:

     

    AMI AAAMMMIII BIOS PASSWORD HEWITT RAND AMI?SW AMI_SW LKWPETER A.M.I. CONDO

     

    PHOENIX BIOS backdoor passwords:

     

    phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS

     

    MISC. COMMON PASSWORDS

     

    ALFAROME BIOSTAR biostar biosstar CMOS cmos LKWPETER lkwpeter setup SETUP Syxz Wodj

     

    OTHER BIOS PASSWORDS BY MANUFACTURER

     

    Manufacturer Password

    VOBIS & IBM merlin

    Dell Dell

    Biostar Biostar

    Compaq Compaq

    Enox xo11nE

    Epox central

    Freetech Posterie

    IWill iwill

    Jetway spooml

    Packard Bell bell9

    QDI QDI

    Siemens SKY_FOX

    TMC BIGO

    Toshiba Toshiba

     

    TOSHIBA BIOS

     

    Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot

     

    IBM APTIVA BIOS

     

    Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot

    Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only and we do not take any responsibility for its criminal use.

     

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