Hacking myself

I couldn’t remember the password that I used for my SBC Yahoo! DSL account – I have it in my router config (for PPPoE) but I wanted to know it so that I could use it for dial-up.

Since it was already in my router, I tried to view the source of the router administration page, but the password was encrypted. Then I tried to use Ethereal to sniff the password but that wasn’t bearing fruit either. Eventually, I lucked out because I have the replacement Sveasoft Alchemy firmware on my WRT54G so I was able to ssh into the router and after poking around for a while, I found all the PPPoE settings, including the password in /tmp/ppp/options.pppoe.

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