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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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How to bypass the VBA project password from Excel

I need help with password retrieval or bypassing the password on a project that was done at work. The author has used MS Excel to do the project, and it's in the client's server. The server that we ...
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Recover sheet protection password in Excel

I have an Excel workbook. Two years before I set password protection option for one of the sheets. Now I have forgotten the password. Is there any way to recover the password of that Excel sheet?
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How can I retrieve a lost password from the Windows Vault?

Is there anyway I can get back a forgotten password that is remembered and stored in my Windows Vault on my Windows 7 Professional laptop?
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How to retrieve my Gmail password, from Google chat?

About a year ago my laptop was stolen at the airport. I bought another, but could not remember my Gmail password, not could I remember the answers to the private questions, nor had I registered a call ...
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Windows 7: Recover password from Windows XP Mode

Are there any tricks to recovering the password from a virtual machine running Windows XP running in "Windows XP Mode" on Windows 7?
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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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using John the Ripper to recover RAR password

Testing John the Ripper in Mac OS X as a RAR password recovery solution, but xargs gives me an error: john --incremental:all --stdout | xargs -I jtr unrar e -pjtr -inul test2.rar | grep 100% xargs: ...
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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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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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What can I do when I have forgotten my LastPass Master Password?

Right, Here's the situation I'm in - got assigned to a new system. Installed LastPass. LastPass login stares at me... and I'm blank. The password hint doesn't work ( mainly because after their ...
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KeePass lost password and/or corruption due to Dropbox/KeePassX

I started using Keepass about a month ago to hold my passwords and online accounts info. Everything was stored in a single .kdb file, only protected with a password. I'm using Windows 7. Now Keepass ...
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Windows 10 upgrade OK but asks for password

I have allowed my laptop to upgrade to windows 10 using the automatic unattended method, When I returned to the machine it seemed to be finished Ok but it immediatly asked me for a password in the ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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I am inside my router settings but I don't know whats the password

Ok I am in the router settings but I don't know the password for it but I can change it but I need the old password so is there a way to find the router settings password inside the router settings ...
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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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How do I recover or reset VMware ESXi Server root password?

I've inherited a VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 but haven't found any documentation, especially not the root password, nor have I gotten hold of the former admin. The suggestions I've found online ...
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reset router password without changing settings/get settings before reset?

I seem to have lost the router password to my wndr3700 and I need to add a new portforward to my already large list, thing is, I know I can do a factory reset, but that will also lose all of my ...
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How to get a password from gnome-keyring

I have recently forgotten password for my jabber account, which doesn't have any simple way to reset it (e-mail only). I have this password stored however on gajim on one of computers I use (I have ...
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How to remove password lock on WD mybook 1TB

How do I disable the password lock on my My book 1 TB, I want to so I may use it directly with my xbox 360, since it won't pick it up on my pc list.
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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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How to get the saved password of a RDP connection? [duplicate]

2 Years before one my client given the password for a remote server available in USA, I have directly typed the password in the screen and saved the credential. Now I need to forward the same ...
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I forgot my wireless router password. What do I do?

I have a Linksys wireless router but I can't figure out what the password is. I just got a new laptop and I can't connect via wireless. My old laptop seems to have the password set in the security ...
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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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How to get password of the network connection i'm currently connected to [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the wifi password stored somewhere in windows-7? I've got win 7 and win 8 installed on the PC. Win 7 automatically connects to my router and it saved the password ...
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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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How to crack Winrar password without any software [closed]

Anybody know how to crack the Winrar password without using any software. I forgot my password which is having more than 7 characters and have special symbols. So if I use any of the software it will ...
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How easy is it to recover a password stored in an application?

For the sake of easy use, I let the application to store my passwords. Several important passwords related to my hosting accounts are stored in Opera, Putty and Filezilla. I guess this might be an ...
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Recover Outlook Express email account passwords

After restoring Outlook Express account settings from a second drive, I used to input the password manually in Incoming Mail Server's password field (account settings). Now I forgot this password. ...
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windows 8 password reset [duplicate]

A friend of mine has accidentally lost her windows 8 password. I tried booting a live USB Hiren's & Windows windows unlocker enterprise (windows xp based live disks). The problem is that the ...
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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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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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Sharing admin passwords with coworkers in small IT company

We are a small IT provider with couple of employees. We'd like to share a lot of customer password data we need to maintain the customer services. What password repository software there exist which ...
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Recovering a Windows 10 password when the partition is read-only

On my new laptop I entered a new password for my account the first time I booted Windows. I no longer remember this password. The account was just a local account and not a Microsoft account, so I ...
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Resetting Bios Password on ASUS Transformer T300L

So, I have a ASUS Transformer Book T300L. I usually set a pass on my BIOS just in case (I'm a paranoiac). This time I tried to set it, introduced it slowly to see I introduce it correctly, confirmed ...
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How to Find out the Boot up Password in a laptop

I have a friend who has his laptop locked by a boot up password. He has asked me how to view the password. Please note that he does not wish to reset it. Anyone has any idea of software etc. to do the ...
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Recover ADSL password for my Linksys WAG54G2

I have a Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL router and I want to change my router. The problem is that I don't know what my ADSL password is (I'm not talking about the router's login page). I contacted my ISP about ...
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Recover password in Outlook 2010

Is it possible to recover the password for an email account in Outlook 2010? I need to re-install Outlook, and I don't know the password of the mailbox. Alternatively, is it possible to just move the ...
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Getting into grub loader in Ubuntu Virtual Box machine

I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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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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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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Reseting Vista Admin Password from Installation DIsk

I am trying to reset the admin account password that I forgot for an old Vista machine. Because I don't have a password reset disk, I have resorted to attempting to run net user from the command line ...
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ESET NOD32 4.0 - Lost settings password

A friend of mine forgot his NOD32 4.0 security password, so now he can't change the Antivirus settings and it keeps reporting a false positive. The worst part is he can't even uninstall it! Is there ...
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Password Recovery from Router without Reset

Background Story: Previous Technician for a small business set up a network for a customer. The Technician went AWOL (The small business owner is a close friend, and I knew the previous technician as ...
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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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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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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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Remove or reset Windows 10 password

I have forgotten my Windows 10 local account password. But I still have access to my PC, as I have set up a "pin". Now I want to change to an online account. How can I do that without knowing my local ...
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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 ...