Sir Apfelot Blog

7 July 2022

Wrong password and unlock code: You have so many attempts on Mac and iPhone!

If you rarely turn off the Mac and therefore use Touch ID more often than the password, then you can easily forget the latter. On the iPhone or iPad, Touch ID and Face ID can also […]
22 March 2021

That's how long it takes a hacker to crack your password

How secure is my email password? How quickly can my app account be cracked? And how long does it take a hacker to crack my iCloud password? Some tools on the Internet want answers to these questions [...]
16 January 2020

Mac tip: Encrypt the USB stick or external hard drive and secure it with a password

If you want to encrypt a USB stick or an external hard drive on your Apple Mac, you don't need a special app. Only an operating system from macOS 10.13 High Sierra is required. With this, as well as with one or two conditions that are still met [...]
13 May 2019

Remove PDF Password - How to Crack a Protected PDF File

A PDF file can have different contents: an important document, digitized documents, an e-magazine or e-book and so on. If it contains sensitive or private information, it is good to have it protected by a password [...]
3 January 2018

Help: Forgot your iCloud password or Apple ID password?

If you have forgotten the iCloud password or don't remember your Apple ID, then access to Apple's services from your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device and so on is not impossible, but it is more difficult. Because […]
23 June 2014
John the Ripper

Forgot your password from a Time Machine backup?

A few days ago I received an inquiry from a reader whose MacBook has unfortunately "given up the ghost". So far so bad. Unfortunately, the backups that he made on an external hard drive were saved with [...]
10 March 2014
The worst passwords of 2013

The most popular passwords of 2013 - a nice best-of list!

I admit it: I also use a standard password for quite a few services, which is not really difficult to crack, but is therefore also not difficult to remember. That is probably the fundamental evil of [...]
23 January 2013
Find out Wordpress version

Instructions: Create a new WordPress admin user with PHP script - also works with WordPress 4.x

Every now and then you get into the situation that you can no longer get access to WordPress, for example because you forgot your password and possibly have a new email address. Likewise, [...]