One of the coolest things that I like to do is hacking a protected computer. Sometimes, software or hardware tools are required but often all that I need is my crafty mind.
Did someone set a BIOS password to keep you out? Ha! Ha! Noobs. If the case can be opened as it lacks a padlock or security cable I can crack the BIOS password in under a minute on a desktop system. A laptop system will take much a bit longer and will require me to use my precision tool kit but to save time, I will usually get the master unlock code from the manufacturer or online database that can look it up from the Service Tag.
00:00 – A Protected Dell computer
00:05 – Powering up
00:12 – Protected message
00:19 – Matching the Service Tag
00:25 – Opening the computer case
00:30 – Looking for Exploit jumper
00:40 – Powering off for ten seconds
00:50 – Restarting computer
01:00 – Exploit accepted