Macintosh OS X

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Author: thecrittaLocation: Aussie's Are The Best PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Macintosh OS X
Does anybody know the directory which Apple Stores it user account password database like the macintosh apple version of windows C:\WINDOWS\system32\config.sam

Author: whitehatsec PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject:
Not sure if this answers your question, but I came across this on wrote:

Password is stored in Users & Groups Data File in Preferences folder. Offset is different on each system and depends on Users & Groups configuration, but it always lie after owner's username. It's not so difficult to find it using
hex editor, even if we don't know owner's username.

Author: Sunnet BeskermingLocation: Australia PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: Netinfo location

OS X does maintain an /etc/passwd file (naughty, naughty), but it only references this when in single user mode. The NetInfo database, which is normally referenced by the system for day to day password usage can be found:


There are some other interesting files hiding out in /var/db, so you might want to look around in there for a bit.

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