5 Easy Steps to Reset WordPress Password

April 6th, 2011 by admin in Password Info

These steps use phpMyAdmin and the WordPress database to reset your password.

Step 1: Go to your Website Control Panel and open phpMyAdmin.


Step 2: While in phpMyAdmin, select your WordPress Database and select the wp_users table, (this is the table that holds all of your usernames)

WordPress Database Tables

Step 3: Select your username from the list and click the EDIT icon.

Choose your username

Step 4: The WordPress stores users passwords in the encrypted MD5 format, so to change our password we must first encrypt it into a MD5 hash.
If you are on linux you can do a quick command of:

md5sum <<<“MyPassword789456321$#”

or you can go to Enter your new password and hit “Encrypt it!“. Copy the generated MD5 hash code and go back to the EDIT user page which you opened in Step 3 and paste the MD5 hash in the “user_pass” box and click “Go“.

Paste the MD5 Hash Code

Now, your WordPress Admin Password should be changed.
Go to and login with your new password.

Hacking Crappy Password Resets

March 15th, 2011 by admin in cracking, Password Info

Ron over at SkullSecurity had a great 2 part series on using poorly coded password reset snippits used on popular code sites. He goes into depth about how the password reset works , different methods of resets, and how to use the reverse code to crack itself.
Check it out , it’s a great read:
Hacking Crappy Password Resets – Part 1
Hacking Crappy Password Resets – Part 2

Naked Password

March 2nd, 2011 by admin in News, Password Info

The whole idea of naked password is a jQuery Plugin to encourage your users to enter stronger passwords. Pixelated model Sally tastefully removes items of clothing as the password grows stronger.

BIOS Password Recovery

May 30th, 2010 by admin in BIOS, cracking, Our Tools, Password Info

WhatsMyPass now introducing BIOS Password Recovery Services!!!
We can recover Dell (2A7B, 595B, A95B or D35B service tag), Sony VAIO PCG & VGN models, Samsung,Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Phoenix BIOS. You will receive the password within a few hours, sometimes almost instantly. The price is only $10 per password recovered, if we can’t recover it, you get your money back.

For more info and a list of supported computer models visit here:
BIOS Password Recovery Service

In order to serve you better when purchasing this service, if possible please enter the challenge/response hash with order. If you don’t know how to get the challenge hash, please email us first.

Enter Challenge Hash and click “Pay Now”:

DPAPIck – Recover offline passwords

April 6th, 2010 by Dev Team in Password Info, windows

This is a forensic tool to deal, in an offline way, with Microsoft Windows® protected data, using the DPAPI (Data Protection API).
A non-exhaustive list of those recoverable secrets are :

* EFS certificates
* MSN Messenger credentials
* Internet Explorer form passwords
* Outlook passwords
* Google Talk credentials
* Google Chrome form passwords
* Wireless network keys (WEP key and WPA-PMK)
* Skype credentials

Of course you need to know the user’s current password, you can recover it from the SAM.
Download Here
You can also read an excellent article on the undocumented process of recovering DPAPI passwords here

Password Cracking Guide

March 24th, 2010 by Dev Team in cracking, Password Info

This pdf document is for people who want to learn to the how and why of password cracking. There is a lot of information being presented and you should READ IT ALL BEFORE you attempted doing anything documented here. (more…)

How to View Your Windows 7 Homegroup Password

December 3rd, 2009 by admin in Password Info, windows

If you have forgot your Windows 7 homegroup password, then this will show you how to view or print it to see what it is again. You must have this password to be able to join a computer to your homegroup.

HomeGroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. You would have had to created a homegroup first before you will have a password to use to join other computer to your homegroup.

1. Open the Control Panel (all items view), and click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.
2. Click on the Choose homegroup and sharing options link.
3. Click on the View or print homegroup password link.
4. Write down this password down, or click on Print this page to print the passoword. When done, close this window.

NOTE: The password is case sensitive, so it will need to be typed exactly as it appears here when used to join a computer to the homegroup.

Unlock an Ipod

October 18th, 2009 by Dev Team in Apple, Password Info

This week a friend brought me the new ipod nano which her son locked and she couldnt figure out the password. It’s a real simple fix. Connect the ipod to your computer. makes sure hidden files and folders option is set and browse to “\iPod_Control\Device\_locked” Change the file name from _locked to _unlocked. Save. disconnect. Reset your ipod by holding down the menu and center button. At this point your ipod will be unlocked but you won’t be able to set a new password without first entering the old one(which you don’t know). To set a new password, go back into _unlocked and erase all of the characters in the file and save again. Reset once more. You can now set a new password if you choose.

Recover IBM Thinkpad Bios Password from the EEPROM

September 24th, 2009 by Dev Team in BIOS, Password Info

atmel chip

Did your IBM ThinkPad Supervisor password? This involves a bit more than just removing the backup battery, the supervisor (SVP) password is stored in a chip called ATMEL 24RF08. It can not be reset by disconnecting the BIOS battery or shorting any jumper. SoDoItYourself has an article detailing the retrieval of password data from an EEPROM. Although IBM claims their TP BIOS passwords are impossible to break, there is a easy and cheap way to fix this. The stuff you need cost about 5 $ at your closest radio shack type of store, you will also you need a spare PC with a serial port. Once you have done all the soldering you will also needs these 2 programs to help you dump the password –programmer –IBMpass Lite alternative dl site


Recovering Passwords on a Cisco Router

May 6th, 2009 by admin in Password Info, Privilege Escalation, Uncategorized

Password recovery is a fairly frequently used procedure for administrators and engineers. Even though we usually stack our passwords in some word, excel or text file, it’s very easy to forget to update them when changes occur. The end result is you find yourself locked out of the device, wondering what on earth could be the password.
Accessing a Cisco router requires certain privileges. Depending on the router’s configuration, you might be required to firstly log into the router and then enter the popular ‘enable’ password to elevate your access to privileged mode, from where you can issue configuration commands.

This article will show you how you can gain full administrator access to a Cisco router, bypassing all security passwords. The password recovery process, however, can be rendered useless if the administrator has previously configured the router not to allow this process to take place. In this case, the router will warn the user and, if he proceeds, all configuration will be erased, so there will be nothing to recover! (more…)

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