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In Mavericks why can't I change the password of an account even though I am admin and have unlocked the lock icon?

I am on OS X Mavericks, and I am admin. I need to reset another user's password. So I choose: System Preferences -> Users & Groups and clicked the lock icon to make changes (and entered the ...
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How can I recover a Microsoft account which I've forgotten the password of?

I've got a bit of an issue. I can't remember my Microsoft password anymore because I'm horrible with passwords, it won't recognize my phone number if I enter it for a one-time code, and while I can ...
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How secure is a password with English words?

I typed the following password in howsecureismypassword.net yummy candy yummy It said it would take 100 billion years for a pc to crack. Is this accurate? Even though it has English words (that ...
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Reset AD passwords in batch without being an administrator?

I have over a hundred test user accounts in AD that need to have their passwords changed periodically. These are just regular user accounts, but I'm not an administrator in AD. This keeps me from ...
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Is it safe to git clone https://usr:PWD@gitserver/repo with plain text passphrase in the URL?

Is it safe to git clone https://usr:PWD@gitserver/repo with plain text passphrase in the URL?
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Google Compute Engine - SSH or RSYNC without a Password

I have several Google Compute Engine (GCE) instances up and running. I have a few scripts that pull information (log files, etc) from these instances, and a few others that push up files. I would like ...
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how do I set an ssh password

I see the following line in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file: #PasswordAuthentication yes I assume if I remove the hash and make the line read PasswordAuthentication yes that I will be able to ssh ...
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Reset supervisor password on Lenovo Ideapad S10e

I have an old Lenovo Ideapad S10e that a friend has given me. I need to be able to change settings such as the boot order in the BIOS setup, but I can not because there is a supervisor password. My ...
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Samba sync password with Unix

I'm trying to set up Samba to sync passwords with Unix (i.e. when someone changes their password via passwd their Samba password is also changed). I've tried following the "Password Synchronization ...
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Let me enter my password as soon as possible

My computer, a pretty powerful MSI laptop running Windows 7, takes some time to boot. And I'be okay with that, if I could go away and make some coffee or something else while it's booting, but the ...
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Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers?

Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers? (Some users don't set wifi passwords if intruders aren't able to get within range of their wifi.)
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Do I need to set a wifi password if I live on large property? [closed]

To reach my wifi, an intruder would need to enter a fence and sit next to the house. It seems unlikely, so I'm getting pushback from my housemates. Does not entering a password potentially make it ...
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TeamViewer wants a password for the Options dialog

I can login to my TeamViewer account but when I try to add a computer to the "Computers & Contacts" dialog I get a login prompt. This doesn't accept my account password. What other password is ...
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How can I know FTP-username and Password

I hired a freelancer to install my website to a new server. However, I don't know/remember FTP username/password any more. But I have username/password for linux-console. Is there some EASY and SAFE ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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1Password for Mac - pricing [closed]

I am just starting to look into 1Password for password management and I am already confused. Why is the app $35 to download from the Mac App Store yet it is a free download for Mac on their website? ...
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unable to change the security properties on PDF file to password protect it

I have PDF file I scanned. I am unable to change the security setting to add password it it. Here is link how to password protect it and also the screenshot for the gray'ed out security propety. I ...
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Local admin pass not documented correctly, I need to get in to fix domain issue!? (win 7) [duplicate]

One of my users has managed to leave the domain. I can no longer manage his machine with my domain admin account. Also for some reason his account name does not show up on the login screen - It just ...
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Perforce on Cygwin Prompts for a visible password

When I run the perforce login command in a cygwin shell running inside a mintty terminal emulator, the password prompted by perforce is visible--as I type the characters that make up my password, the ...
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Make Chrome stop saving password on a website

I had configured Chrome to save password on one particular website. But now I don't want Chrome to save it. Naturally, I went to saved passwords from wrench menu and deleted the saved password. The ...
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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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why I can do ssh connection without generating a ssh public/private key first?

My advisor has opened ssh access for me to his machine. From my machine (mac OSX), I type ssh username@hisMachineIP and enter a password, I can connect to that machine. But on my own machine, in ...
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WD 1TB HDD Password enabled and unallocated. Data recovery required

Ive got a WD 1TB HDD with a password enabled on it. The drive is still an external enclosure, it has never been taken out of the original casing. One day, for some unknown reason, when I plugged it ...
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su- no password entry for user? installing powerline with pip

I am trying to install Powerline using pip to do the installation. I'm installing in to /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/powerline using the su -c "pip install github******" and get the response ...
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Cant disable password complexity windows 8.1 home

I have a simple windows 8.1 home edition pc, with a local account (no email associated with user). When I try to change password it MUST meet complexity requirements (Upper, lower, special, character) ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Is encrypting the password legal? Not using any hash methods [closed]

I tried to login to my college social network site but I forgot my password so I clicked the "Forgot Password" link then an email has been sent. It stated in that email my username and the super duper ...
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How to reset the windows password of another laptop's hdd?

I have a password reset request for the windows on a laptop. The BIOS seems to be locked and the owner doesn't remember it's password. I have taken out the 2.5" hdd and plugged it in to my windows ...
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A list of (or method to get) a list of every word in every language [closed]

I am looking for a list of words from every language including slang. Does such a grand list exist? I know my best bet is to get the /usr/share/dict/words for every language and fill in the slang ...
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Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?

Is there any way to limit or throttle the number of attempts at entering a password in the UAC prompt? Putting limits on how many times a password can be entered (either absolute or per time ...
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Windows 7 can't login when LAN cable plugged in

If I login to any user account in my PC and type the password for any users the password will be accepted but when I plug out the LAN cable from my PC(if cable were plugged in). It shows username or ...
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Is it possible to get a wifi password with a usb? [closed]

By the title I bet you are scratching your head and saying "What??" But I assure you it is not 100% stupid. My school has a hidden and locked WiFi (Don't worry about them seeing my mac address.) I got ...
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Windows 8 always fails to login every restart after I changed the password to my MS account

So this isn't like the other similar issues. I'm not locked out of my account. I've changed my MS account password online and restarted my computer. After the restart it obviously didn't auto-login ...
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How should I properly store passwords as a user? [closed]

So we all know that it's a bad idea to use one passwords for all your services. A breach in just one service, could allow the hacker to access every one of your services that uses the same password. ...
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Convert a Large .txt file to a ophcrack rainbow table

I have made a txt file with some passwords in it and i need a way to convert it into a rainbow tables to crack windows passwords using ophcrack. I have had a look on Google but i haven't found a way ...
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Need to retrieve administrator password without rebooting

Case: I'm using new work PC; I can open admin command prompt; I don't know admin password; I use my PC as dummy/development local server, so my PC shouldn't down for a long period of time; runas ...
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Does Office365 have “App password” option?

Does Office 365 have "App passwords" like Google does? Unique passwords given to applications requesting access that can be revoked? I've looked and I don't see the option. Edit 1: Added images of ...
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Synology + 12345678

I am facing a weird problem with synology Diskstation. Problem: Suppose I created a user that is "Test" with the password "testinguser" I see user created and I can see synology logs for it. Now if ...
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WinRar said wrong password

The thing is that, I'm very sure I used the right password. I made the file myself, and often changing what's inside that rar, and before it always worked with no problem at all using that password. ...
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How to configure automatic password handling for git commands:

I have an automatic build script for my build server that builds Android applications. As part of this building process, I need to pull the current sources from the repository to make a release and ...
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Where are my passwords stored in browser?

When i click the remember me radio while signing into a web application, I know that my password is saved into somewhere inside my browser. I want to know the exact location of that file in my OS ...
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Password policy restrictions Windows server 2012 - How to override / bypass

OK, this is probably a duplicate, but I'm stumped. I have to install a utility a client demands we have to transfer data (Signiant). The installer demands that there be an account with identical ...
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How to recover Kali linux password using LILO?

I forgot my Kali password and I tried getting into LILO single user mode but it still asks for root password (which I forgot). As a secondary measure I just ran init=/bin/bash The command runs but ...
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Does bitlocker on operating system drive requires password?

I used bitlocker on all of my drive. Usually there is password. If I want to unenscrypt data I will have password. I also enscrypt operating system drive in my laptop. However, I do not remember ...
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How to use an old password in Windows 8.1 - none pro/enterprice version, not part of a domain

Is there a way to use an old Windows password in Windows 8.1 (Not Pro or Enterprise versions)? I've tried to locate the secpol.msc but it's not available in the normal version of 8.1. The computer ...
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Truecrypt file RevoveryProblem

I faced a terrible thing,that is when I use virus software to scan my computer(at the same time,I mount my external drive,but I didn't type truecrypt password to open the drive),there is no virus in ...
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Recover back end database password from front end connection string

I built an MS Access database about a year ago and set separate passwords for the "front end" and "back end" components of the database. It's been a long time since I've had to access the back end ...
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Stuck on password even though used --disabled-password option in ubuntu

I created a user in aws ec2 with: ubuntu$ sudo adduser --disabled-password user1 per instructions from: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/managing-users.html After I ssh in as user1 ...