Difference between pages "Hard Drive Passwords" and "PalmOS"

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Some hard drives support passwords. These passwords can be implemented in computer's operating system, its BIOS, or even in the hard drive's firmware. Passwords implemented in the OS are the easiest to remove, those in the firmware are the hardest.  
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'''Palm OS''' is an embedded operating system initially developed by U.S. Robotics' owned Palm Computing, Inc. for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996. Palm OS is designed for ease of use with a touchscreen-based graphical user interface. It is provided with a suite of basic applications for personal information management. Besides Palm, several other licensees have manufactured devices powered by Palm OS. The currently licensed version from ACCESS is now called Garnet OS, as the Palm trademark belongs to Palm, Inc.
  
Sometimes people use the term "password" but the hard drive is really [[Full Disk Encryption|encrypted]], and the password is used to unlock a decryption key. These passwords cannot be removed — the encryption key must be cracked or discovered through another means.
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*[http://www.palm.com/ Palm Homepage]
=Vendors=
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_OS Palm OS at Wikipedia]
* Disklabs (www.disklabs.com) is able to remove some forms of hard drive passwords.
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*[http://www.palm-freeware.org/ Palm Freeware]
 
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* Dell will assist law enforcement in removing the passwords from password-protected hard drives. You need to provide Dell with a copy of the search warrant and the computer's service tag #. Reportedly this can be done over the phone, once you have a good relationship with Dell.
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* [http://www.hdd.profesjonalnie.pl/to.php Seagate HDD Service Device for 2,5" drives BASIC Kit]: The tool works with 2,5" drives of Seagate. Main functionality - ATA PASSWORD removal from 2,5" drives.
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* [http://www.acelaboratory.com/pc3000.htm PC-3000 for Windows] has "An opportunity to unlock USER and MASTER passwords used in a HDD".
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* [http://www.hdd-tools.com/products/rrs/ With Repair Station you can remove an unknown ATA-password; both security levels are supported: High and Maximum]
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* [http://www.vogon-investigation.com/password-cracker-solution.htm Using the Vogon Password Cracker POD, the protection from the drive can be removed]
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 15 August 2008

Palm OS is an embedded operating system initially developed by U.S. Robotics' owned Palm Computing, Inc. for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996. Palm OS is designed for ease of use with a touchscreen-based graphical user interface. It is provided with a suite of basic applications for personal information management. Besides Palm, several other licensees have manufactured devices powered by Palm OS. The currently licensed version from ACCESS is now called Garnet OS, as the Palm trademark belongs to Palm, Inc.

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