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Is there a reason to make my online account passwords strong?

This question is about online passwords only. (not encryption etc) I know it is easy to bruteforce a short password or look up a hash in a rainbow table. But considering how Google, Facebook or ...
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How to unprotect only one folder in apache

I am working on a website that I have password protected by mean of .htaccess and .htpasswd file. However, I need only 1 folder inside the website to be unprotected. How can I do it? Thanks
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How protect wifi password hacking?

I want to get such a process that someone who is not authorized or registered person cannot access the wifi though he collects the password any corrupted way.I want to say that only some authorized ...
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Lock Chrome/Firefox with a password

I want to have an option to protect my data and logins in the browsers, so that no one else that has access to the computer would be able to use my browser profile. Something that will ask for a ...
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the system won't accept my encrypted volume

my volume just stopped working 3 weeks ago. It won't accept the password what is actually stored in the keychain. Strange thing is i can change the password in disk utility. I started to recovery all ...
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Password protection for shutdown&restart?

I'm using windows server 2012 r2. I want to make password protection for shutdown, restart, sign out etc. How could I do?
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Can I protect Win7 system file by password

I need to protect the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file by password. As I know any software can't protect a folder or a file within the Windows folder. Or is there still some way? Or can I ...
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How do i prevent a folder from deletion in windows 7 from other user in linux partition in dual booted system?

My dual booted pc is designed in a way that ,the linux partition can access the contents in windows partition while windows partition can't access contents in linux partition.So i want to create a ...
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How to prevent other users, including root, from executing a given program?

In a Linux system such as Debian, how do I prevent an installed application from being used by other users, unless they enter a password? Other types of authentication tokens are acceptable, too. I ...
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How to invoke re-authentication like chrome while managing saved password?

I was wondering that if there was a way to invoke windows password exactly like chrome does when we try to see the saved password. I don't want to use a third party application as it's possible to ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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Sensitive info in Powershell and/or cmd invocations

I want to run commands from Powershell and/or cmd.exe on a Windows host. These commands might accept, as parameters, passwords which should not be saved anywhere. These scripts may need to run from ...
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Restore password protected SSD

I've got a broken PC which had a LITE-ON LCT-128M3S solid state drive that I would try to throw in my own PC but when I turn on the PC (Even before the opportunity to go into the BIOS ) it asks for a ...
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Storing my password in PuTTY--security threat?

A security question. I use PuTTy to send text files to a remote server. The connection is SSH. Nothing of mine on the remote server has any value or needs to be private. Is it a risk to have PuTTy ...
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Securing USB or external HDD mounts with a password (open-source solutions)

I would like to have a password required each time I mount a USB drive or memory stick onto a Windows Vista or 7 computer. It seems to me like I would need an encrypting filesystem: move everything ...
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7zip only asks me for a password once when I open an encrypted file

I archived some files on my laptop and encrypted them using 7zip and the first time I tried to open a file, it asks for the password, but after that it never asks for a password... is there a way to ...
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Excel - disallow formatting locked cells, allow formatting unlocked cells

When i lock cells in excel How can i prevent users from editing the background color, text color, bold text etc in cells that are locked. But allow them to change background color etc in cells that ...
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How to password protect my webpage of 1 instance in ELB?

I have launched 2 instances with basic html page on AWS. And added those instances with one external ELB. I made the configurations like, only i can access those webpage by hitting the ELB and not by ...
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Is there a way to set a password on a dropbox folder?

I have a basic Dropbox account with 150GB free due to promotions of Samsung devices, school, friend referrals, etc. I'm sharing that account with my mother and my girlfriend because I have so much ...
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Disk Utility Requires Admin Password

I've been experimenting with Disk Utility lately, trying to create a password protected folder. The strange thing is, I tried to make an image out of this folder called "Chess" and it created ...
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Web enabled password manager [closed]

I am looking for a password manager that suits the needs of a small team. Each team member needs their own vault, and that vault cannot be restricted to a single machine, as members change computers a ...
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password protected exe file

I need a tool that can create password for any exe files (modify the file) and in the same time allow me to run this exe using a parameter with the correct the password so the exe run directly. For ...
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How to format password protected HDD (SATA ?)

What I have tried so far: - Connect SATA/usb adapter but windows couldn't display the drive. - Booting with Ubuntu live but couldn't mount the HDD within SATA/usb adapter. - Direct plug the HDD in ...
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Monitor turning off triggering password prompt on Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a laptop. As soon as the laptop's display turns off, the computer requires me to enter a password to log back in. How can I prevent the display timeout from requiring a ...
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Is there a way to password-protect Dropbox settings (preferences) on a local Windows computer?

I want to load my Dropbox account on my wife's laptop, but only make certain folders available. (I have a pro account with 1TB of space, and she only has a free account with 4 GB, which is why I want ...
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Protected sharing over a home network (mac)

I have an external drive connected to one of my Mac systems. I was hoping to share that over the home network. We can do so by just going into System Preference->Sharing->Turning on File Sharing. ...
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Restrict access to applications by password protecting them

I have need to restrict access to specific applications in windows 7. I'd like to be able to password protect the applications rather than use for example windows account restrictions but worst case ...
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Lock a folder so that user can't access but software can

i have a situation here i need to lock a folder (password protect) so that user can't access it without password application/software can access that folder.. :) What i can now: i know i can lock the ...
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Windows 7 folder sharing (both passwordless and password protected)

I have two folders in my Windows 7 machine, say folderA and folderB. I would like to share both these folders in a way that folderA should be accessible without any password while folderB with ...
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How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?

I've searched a round quite a bit in the past and present for either a builtin feature or program for this, but had no luck. I want to password protect a folder, but do not wish to encrypt it. The ...
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How to deny access from Windows 7 to a Windows 8.1 drive?

I have dual-boot with Windows 7 installed on one partition of my hard drive and Windows 8.1 installed on the other partition. How to deny Windows 7 users access to the Windows 8.1 partition?
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Password protecting shared folders

Is there a way to protect some shared folders each with a different password so that my employees can only access each his own folder and not the others' folders? Thanks.
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Are windows user password easier to crack than linux? [closed]

If i set the same password in both linux and Windows, is it easier for a hacker to break the windows password? If so why and how can i create a windows password in the same security level as Linux?
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Can I use the second choice in the boot sequence by disabling the hard drive?

I was advised to transfer this question from Stack Overflow to this forum. I bought a used acer laptop to install ubuntu on. And I forgot to check if the bios was protected by a password. It is. (an ...
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How to protect cd data with a signup form

This is probably a ridiculous question to which you will say you cannot, however... I need to burn some files to CD / DVD for distribution. I need people who open the CD / DVD to have to fill in a ...
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How to limit access to Recycle Bin?

How can I password protect my Recycle Bin so that no one else besides me can recover the files I've "deleted"?
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How to set a screensaver password in Windows 8

I have a secure position in our company and need to set a password to enter after the screensaver turns on to re-enter the computer. If I leave my desk for more than a minute I am required to have ...
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How to protect file and folder in a portable drive?

I had a situation here where I often bring my laptop outside to work or make a copy of files/documents to pendrive. Just wonder is there a way to protect the files/documents in case I lost the laptop ...
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Password protect folder on USB flash drive for use on Windows XP and a Mac

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a Mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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Strong password tip: review [closed]

After having my gmail account hacked where i used for 9 years a too simple password i now decided to change all my passwords. I picked up a quite complex password like RumbleDance56 and to avoid ...
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Mail Merge, Split, Protect, and E-mail Word 2013 Document

I have created the perfect form for time sheets at work. My goal was to mail merge the pages with personnel data. Then protect the document with a password so people don't accidentally change the ...
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How to set a password for iBall WiFi Router?

I use iBall Bation 150m wireless-N ADSL2+Router. Its product code is iB-WRA150N. It enables wired and wireless connections. I want to set a password for wireless, that is for WiFi. I searched in ...
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Is keeping a directory with all password a bad habit? [closed]

I use a mac (though this is not critical to the question, it has some relevance) Every time I have to choose a password, I make a plain text with name of the website, username, and password in it. ...
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How to protect Adobe Acrobat XI files?

I want to protect the content of some PDF files (copy, edit, print). I tried to use password protection but it can be broken easily using tools like this. Looks like they use standard encryption ...
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setting https_proxy environment variable in a secure way

The following is the standard way suggested to set the environment variable for the https_proxy: export https_proxy=<username>:<password>@<proxy>:<port> But it clearly ...
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Password protect files before emailing

I have a HTML5 folder with an HTML file and also a media folder which the HTML doc reads. I want to be able to protect the media folder before emailing, but of course the HTML doc still needs access ...
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How to run keepass portable on mac and windows

I am using keepass portable (have it on a usb). I want to be able to use it for mac and windows. I tried following the steps on keepass' website (install mono on the usb and run it and the keepass app ...
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How can I protect and hide the data in a single excel cell using password?

My professor want me to send out an excel sheet which contains grades of all students. And of course every student can only see his own grade. So he want me to set passwords for the grade cells. Each ...
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HDD password is frozen and disk read error

I have a Samsung N102SP and it is not booting. It says A disk read error occured, Press ctrl+alt+dlt to restart. I thought the HDD is bad, but then I booted using Backtrack and I was able to ...
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Finding sshd log file

I'm experiencing some problems with SSHD on my server. I'm trying to set up passwordless (pub/pv keys) authentication. It worked for my other servers, but not for this one. The SSHD agent adds my ...