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How to reset firmware password on Mac Air?

My school put up a firmware password and I need to find a way to reset it. I understand it's illegal but just out of curiosity, is it challenging?
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Can't validate mine, sudo nor root in Debian “Jessie” Gnome anymore?

I'm Debian beginner & GUI guy in a bit of trouble? Can't login as sudo/gksu/root/su nor as (main/super)user after removed user password via Gnome-user-settings. History of actions (Probably ...
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no administrator password for Windows 7

I'm a secretary and my boss set up my new Windows 7 OptiPlex 7010 (Dell) computer for me while I was on vacation (he does not remember setting any "administrator" password). We are a small office so ...
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Unable to log in to my microsoft account

I have changed my keyboard language from English to Telugu (other language) , but my password is still in English. I locked the screen by mistake and now I am unable to enter the password in English(I ...
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How to recover the root password (passwd/chroot not found)?

I did init=/bin/bash, ctrl-x, mount of root, but when I try to run chroot or passwd it simply doesn't find any command. I see many tutorials, but they assume I have passwd and chroot. But I have ...
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How to access my Windows key without booting from HDD

I recently pretty much screwed myself over with Windows 8. I was trying to recover my applications and program settings via the Windows old folder. Whatever I did I cannot boot into my computer when I ...
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What type of password is this? [closed]

I am migrating my website from magento to wordpress-shopp site and i have to sync all the products, orders, customers. I did manage to sync all this and I am trying to keep same password of my ...
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Get password of a user

Is it possible to get the password of a user in Windows Server 2003? I am an administrator and have full access rights to the machine. I just need to get the passwords of a couple regular users on the ...
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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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How to login to a Windows 8 computer with only one user where password is lost

I understand this sounds incredibly shady, but I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have a Windows 8 laptop from a family member who recently passed away. I would like to be able to login to this ...
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If I've lost my Windows Password, can I retrieve it if I boot into another (Dual Boot) Windows account?

I just installed Windows 7/64 (dual boot) on an older system. Then I set up autologin...incorrectly. If I boot into the the old Windows 7, I can access the file system of the new install (I think). ...
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Lost my credentials, but I still have my .rdp file

So I have an AWS instance, it's a t1.micro that's running some lightweight mysql stuff for me. I have always just logged in with the .rdp file that I tossed on my desktop. I, like an idiot, ...
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Recover password in windows 2008 R2 [duplicate]

I want to recover my password i n windows 2008 i searched i n google and find many way to recover.So in all of theme say that we should run this command: C:\ cd windows\system32 ren ...
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How can I obtain login credentials for ISPs that have WiMAX publib access points?

I'm using a computer that is connected to an SSID named "xfinitywifi". I'm almost positive that it is a public wimax access point, but I don't think that information is relevant to this question. ...
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Recover Windows password history

I am able to log into my Windows 7 machine as admin and am interested in recovering past passwords for the accounts on my laptop. Is there an easy way to do this, or would it still require cracking ...
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Ban a stolen device from Firefox Sync

I have my Firefox Passwords synced to my android tablet device. Now that device got stolen, and I am not sure, if i had really set a masterpassword on the stored passwords there. Can I somehow delete ...
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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 ...
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How to recover VMware Player Virtual Machine OS password? (Windows XP Professional SP3) [duplicate]

Well, i think title is clear. :) I've tried all of my password combinations and none of them worked. If you can tell me a pratical way to do it, i'll be appreciated. :)
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How to list all possible combinations for a predefined set of words?

A few years back I made a TrueCrypt password with a random combination of a few friends' first names with no names repeated (7 names to be exact). I forgot the sequence and how many names I used. I ...
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How can I find a wifi password saved in Windows? [duplicate]

I've just moved and the people, who've moved into my old apartment need the wifi password. It's saved somewhere in Windows 7, but I don't know, where exactly? Please help me find it.
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String variability generator: Forgotten password

There's a website that I changed my password on about 2 years ago, then quit. I know about 10 possibilities of what the password could be, and what I usually do is exchange a letter with a symbol, but ...
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BitLocker: Decrypting a locked drive, not having recovery key or password

The problem is that I have forgotten my password to unlock my E: drive which contains my important information. Unfortunately I don't have a recovery key. I click on Unlocking a drive and then I click ...
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I reset fedora root password in recovery mode but fedora asks for password during login again, why?

I have a fedora core 4 whose password is unknown, I reset the password using the following commands : in grub boot loader I put rw and init=/bin/bash and then I executed mount -o remount,rw / ...
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Administrator password after restoring registry

I had some problem during system boot. I read that this problem can be solved by registry replace using: copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system copy ...
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Forgot my .pst password [duplicate]

I have a .pst file which contains some of my old emails. When attempting to load the the pst file outlook is asking me for a password. Is there a way I can recover my .pst emails ? thanks in advance
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Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 BIOS suddenly asks for password

I have an old Acer Aspire One a0531h/zg8 with Arch Linux installed on it. I think it had Windows 7 before. I've never had any problems with it after I started using Arch. However, recently, I turned ...
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How do I recover the BIOS password?

I need help, but I really think I have blown it. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and am having a ton of problems. So, I thought that I would try alighter version of Linux. However, I put in a BIOS password. ...
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Can't change Windows 7 password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can’t change any system files from cmd I forgot the Windows 7 password on my own computer, I used the trick described in Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password: ...
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Specific password recovery [closed]

I have a zip folder which I saved and password protected. I forgot the password but I know that the password is something like : BlueMonday!2012 or bluemonday2012 I know I can brute force the file ...
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Forgot Windows password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? I've forgot a Windows 7 Pro password. My situation is as follows: one Windows computer, no CD/DVD one Mac with Windows ...
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How can I recover a saved account password from Yahoo! Messenger on a Mac?

The Problem I have a friend who's forgotten their Yahoo account password. They changed it recently and forgot what it was changed to. Fortunately, they have saved the password in Yahoo! Messenger ...
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How to unlock the HDD?

I have a friend who accidentally locked his computer's HDD, either by using password lock or some other way (he does not know). The BIOS too was locked but I have dealt with that. Now I am supposed ...
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Recovering a Truecrypt password using preset word combinations?

A few months ago I created a Truecrypt volume, with a password I created using words from a cover of a book that I stringed together randomly. The words were typed out side by side with no spaces. ...
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Reset password of the embedded webserver on a hp color cm4730 mfp?

There's an internal webserver on this hp color cm4730 mfp which we set to a random password which nobody wrote down... how do we reset it?
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How can I login as another user in Windows (Vista) without knowing or changing their password?

My son has a Windows Vista PC in his room, and I want to login has him so I can see what he is surfing. His account has admin rights, and mine has too. Is there any way to do this without resetting ...
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Is it possible to import a (gnome) keyring to another from its binary files

(This question was originally posted on AskUbuntu, but got no good answer: http://askubuntu.com/questions/217709 ) I have recently set up an Ubuntu box using Gnome desktop, and want to import data I ...
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SonicWall TZ210 decode exp file

I have the backup file of the Sonicwall TZ210 but lost the admin password. The backup file is .exp, is there a way to decode it using windows pc?
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Windows 8 Login Password Out of Sync with Windows Live ID

I'm working with a computer that has setup a local account connected under Windows Live ID. The user can login to Live ID (like hotmail) from another computer with the correct credentials. However ...
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How can I extract a password-protected file a zip archive?

I have a zip archive with several files. Zip can password protect individual files (not just the whole archive) and I have such a protection on one file. How can I extract this file if I no longer ...
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Why is it possible to change the password of an admin user on linux?

A few days ago, a friend of mine, wanted to show me that he can use my linux even if I don't tell him my password. He entered in GRUB, selected the recovery mode option. My first problem is that he ...
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HDD not accepting Password

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 and my Hard disk (Seagate) was password protected. Now suddenly my HDD not accepting password (even though I know the password). I tried my HDD into another Laptop but result ...
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WinSCP - Is there any way to reset or remove the master password?

For the life of me I can't remember what the master password is and there seems to be no option to reset or remove it without knowing it. Obviously the master password is used to encrypt the FTP ...
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How can I retrieve my ssh passphrase from gnome-keyring?

I forgot the passphrase for my ssh private key, but it's still stored in gnome-keyring, so it seems to me that I should be able to recover it. Seahorse lets me recover web site passwords from my ...
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Forgotten LUKS passphrase

i am stuck with a big problem. I have encrypted my linux drive with LUKS and now I can't remember it. During boot, it prompts me for the passphrase, but I went into troubleshooting mode and deleted ...
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Is there any way to change the Windows 7 password using the command prompt?

How would I change the password of Windows 7 using the command prompt if the existing password isn't known, but I have admin rights?
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Need help mounting device : mount -t ntfs-3g mount failed: No such device

I'm using ophcrack-vista-livecd-3.4.0.iso on Windows 7 to recover a password. When I tried using the software, I got a message saying "Tables Found" along with another message saying "No partition ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How do I reset my Windows 7 password with a flash drive?

My laptop was installed with Windows 7 with only one account, but no reset disk was created. Now I had forgotten my password and don't know how to reset it. Had tried OPH Crack to burn its ISO into a ...
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Disabled auto-login in windows 7 and now I can not log in

I bought an old Toshiba from craigslist which was set up with Windows 7 Ultimate and an administrator account. I didn't want to bother logging in anymore, so after some Googling, I unchecked "Users ...
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True crypt - forgotten password

I've got a small true crypt container (that I created and own) I have forgotten the password too and would like access to. Are there any tools available to crack true crypt containers? Bonus points ...