1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 6:03 PM by PeterBreis0807
SkyJester Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I know, I know... There will be replies that say "If the password is lost or forgotton, the content is also." That's bullpucky .  There are many hackers out there... someone has to know the answer and be able to post it... even if it's a link to another site or opening the document with another program.  I heard there is another way to hack the password through "TERMINAL" but it's very involved and rather lengthy. 

 

More importantly, Apple should provide help for a System Administrator on a Single Computer the ability to recover a Pages Password.  I understand Privacy concerns... but the odds it's someone elses document is slim... and I don't believe you can copy the document anyway.  It doesn't help the user who wants to open an older document from entering every password they can think of and failed.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • 1. Re: How do I recover a forgotten Pages Password?
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    The password hack in terminal is for the system admin password and really is just a method of resetting it in Unix. I just did it the other day to my son's computer.

     

    What you are asking for is the encryption key for a Pges document and that is an entirely different matter.

     

    Life is not like the Hollywood version of hackers who stare at the screen twiddle their pencil with an evil conceited smile then go type type type type, fist punch in the air "Yeah!!! Take that!".

     

    If you are after those, I suggest you look through the film credits and see if can spot the actor's name and get them to come around your place and reprise their role.

     

    You can then give them a round of applause for the show and go back to try and cracking back into your document, because I believe Apple uses a pretty strong encryption.

     

    Peter