How To: Hack Into OS X Lion

Yesterday one of two things happened, either a) I completely an entirely forgot my OS X login password or b) OS X refused to accept my password. I have no way of knowing which was the case, but regardless, I was unable to access my computer.

I almost had a major meltdown, until Google informed me that OS X Lion is horribly insecure! Horribly, horribly insecure.

You can gain access to (almost) anyone’s Lion account in 3 simple steps.

  1. Restart the machine in recovery mode by holding down cmd+r on reboot.
  2. Open terminal in the utilities menu.
  3. Type `resetpassword`.
Voila.
Am I missing something? Is this not as bad as I think it is?

6 thoughts on “How To: Hack Into OS X Lion

  1. Something similar existed before. You’d boot to single user mode with command-s, then there were a few ways to go from there. It’s Unix, after all.

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