O Lex Luthor O
D and D
$ The Legion Of Doom/Hackers $
L Present: L
O HACKING VAX'S VMS O
O This file will list most default O
D accounts/passwords, commands for D
$ non-privileged accts and commands $
L for privileged accounts, how to L
O set up your own acct, list users O
D and how to shut down the system. D
O (C) WRITTEN 10-APR-85 O
D Written by: LOD/H D
The VAX is made by DEC (Digital Equipment Corp) and can run a variety of
operating systems. In this file, I will talk about the VMS (Virtual Memory
Operating System), VMS. The VAX is a 32 bit machine with 32 bit virtual address space.
When you first connect with a VAX you type either a return, a ctrl-c, or a
ctrl-y. It will then respond with something similar to:
LOD/H NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH SYSTEM VMS V4.0
The most frequent way of gaining access to a computer system is by using a
'default' login/password. In this example you may try LOD as the username and
RESEARCH as the password or a combination of words in the opening banner (if
there is one) which may allow you access, otherwise you will have to try the
DEFAULT METHOD of entry. The version listed above (V4.0) is the latest version to my knowledge of VMS.
The more widely used version that I have seen is V3.7.
When DEC sells a VAX/VMS, the system comes equiped with 4 accounts which are:
DEFAULT -- This serves as a template in creating user records in the UAF (User
Authorization File). A new user record is assigned the values of the DEFAULT
record except where the system manager changes those values. The DEFAULT record can be modified but cannot be deleted from the UAF.
SYSTEM -- Provides a means for the system manager to log in with full
privileges. The SYSTEM record can be modified but cannot be deleted from the
FIELD -- Permits DIGITAL field service personnel to check out a new system. The
FIELD record can be deleted once the system is installed.
SYSTEST -- Provides an appropriate environment for running the User Environment
Test Package (UETP). The SYSTEST record can be deleted once the system is
Usually the SYSTEM MANAGER adds, deletes, and modifies these records which
are in the UAF when the system arrives, thus, eliminating the default passwords,
but this is not true in all cases.
The 'default' passwords that I have found to get me into a system are:
SYSTEM MANAGER or OPERATOR
FIELD SERVICE or TEST
DEFAULT USER or DEFUALT
SYSTEST UETP or SYSTEST
Other typical VMS accounts are:
Or a combination of the various usernames and passwords. If none of these get you in, then you should move on to the next system unless you have a way to get usernames/passwords, like from trashing, stealing passwords directly, or by some other means.
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