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.
- Restart the machine in recovery mode by holding down cmd+r on reboot.
- Open terminal in the utilities menu.
- Type `resetpassword`.