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How can I password protect my Outlook profile picture?

Someone is changing my Outlook profile picture without my permission as a joke, and I'm not sure how they're gaining access. I have a Windows login password, and have changed that. How else could ...
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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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installing homebrew on osx 10.6.8 with terminal

I don't use admin psswd on my MacBook, I am the only user and all installations till now go with clicking OK and leaving OS password request field empty, but with terminal - to install Homebrew - the ...
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is there a gzip like tool with password protection for windows? [closed]

I want to encrypt some text files on a server that could be unencrypted on the fly when needed for searches (I would use it with cygwin). I was thinking of something like gzip and gunzip type of a 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 ...
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How can I password protect my hard-drive completely? [duplicate]

I have a password for my Windows OS, so if my computer is stolen (hopefully) the thief will not be able to start up the operating system. But one can easily remove the hard drive and access the files ...
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Is it possible to write an app that ignores the zip archive password?

I am not sure how password protected archives work but is it the programs enforcing the protection or is it the way the format works where if it's password protected, there is no way to extract the ...
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Wifi password VS MACs filtering - in terms of speed vs security

Background First I need to say that I know about how better it is to secure the wifi network even with WEP , than to not secure it at all, and I know there is a thread asking a similar question like ...
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How can I access the contents of a lock-out password-protected USB flash drive?

I have a password protected Cruzer U3 flash drive. When trying to access the data contained on this drive, I typed the password incorrectly, and it is no longer prompting me for a password. I cannot ...
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How do I make my script ask for a password, like sudo?

I am writing a script which would be potentially dangerous if run in the wrong way. As a safety feature, I want the script to require the user to re-enter their password first, much as sudo does. So ...
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How to batch unlock multiple PDFs which have same known password?

I have several PDF files each with the same password that I know. What tool or method could batch unlock them and provide a copy of each of the PDFs as an unlocked version? There's CutePDF - could I ...
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Same hdd (ssd) password not working on different laptop

I have a samsung ultrabook which is not working anymore. So i decided to use it's ssd on different laptop. Tried on two different laptop (lenovo g570, samsung r522) but password is not working and i ...
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Can I *actually* lock my computer, so that the only thing I can do is type my password? [duplicate]

I make frequent use of Win+L, which will lock my computer and prompt me to enter my password to unlock it. This is to prevent other (mischevious) people from doing anything while I am away. However, ...
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Unrecognized, foreign email address appears when using LastPass [closed]

I have recently implemented LastPass as a secure password manager. When I changed the password for my email address an associated account (smithfaketester@gmail.com) that I had never seen before came ...
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How to avoid hidden Excel rows/columns being read?

I have an Excel file with a big worksheet, frequently updated and submitted. Quite a number of rows and columns are hidden in order to make the calculation details and raw data invisible to people ...
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Opening a password protected pdf

I received a pdf file few days back, the pdf file was password protected with a 5 digit number varying from 20000 to 25999. Unfortunately I forgot the password but still I remember that it falls ...