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UNIX usualy requires login and password. Is it possible to get in system, if I'm not registred as user(in other words, how can I crack the system)? Is there any program for it? And if is, where can I download it???
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If you have physical access with a bootdisk you can do whatever you like.
 
Generally no you can't get in without guessing a password. exceptions are to be able to monitor program behavior and exploit known weaknesses.  Keep in mind that you may be monitored and you can face very stiff penalties if you are caught.  

 If you have already made an attempt to login your IP address has usually been recorded by the server.... so tread lightly.

       --Talwyn
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just wondering, why would you need to get in?
if your a sysadmin, there are several list you can subscribe that  lists several possible security holes, but afaik none of them shows code how to do it. If you want to be save with your system, ask your vendor for the latest security patches.
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