String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.

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Is it possible to decrypt files which were encrypted by gpg with a very strong password?

I have encrypted my important files by gpg with a 32-length password, includeing upper-case characters, numbers and some special characters. I have stored them online so they can be download by ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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Chrome doesn't ask to save password after deleting a password

Some of you may be familiar with this issue which is that I had my passwords saved by Google Chrome and I accidentally clicked on "delete". When I log in, Chrome doesn't ask my anymore to save my ...
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Get saved email password on iPhone [on hold]

My iPhone is the only one place where my email password is saved. I don't remember it. The Email service "forgot password" process didn't help me. I've tried to connect the iPhone via proxy and ...
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Show Wifi password when entering it via Network Charm Bar?

I'm working on a Windows RT Pro tablet running Windows 8.1. I'm trying to connect to my company's Wifi network. The company has one of those 60 character passwords composed of words. The Networks ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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How to find out the user who changed the MySQL root password?

On my CentOS testing server, someone has changed the MySQL root password. Is there any way to find out, who changed the password and when?
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Set Windows to prompt for password when opening lid, but not go to sleep

I often plug my computer to my tv and close the lid, so I set 'Do nothing' when closing lid in the power options. However, I often close the lid when I walk away from my laptop in public places like ...
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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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Chrome “Login Data” file can not be imported to another computer

I read that all the Google Chrome passwords are saved in C:\Users\Joel\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in a file named Login Data. So I tried to copy that file over from the original ...
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command to pipe in password when prompted by command prompt

runas /profile /user:administrator "cmd /c net user /add [username] [password]". I used the above command to create a new user using administrator permissions. After I enter this command, it prompts ...
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How can I retrieve the password from my Acer laptop [duplicate]

I have two laptops from my son that passed away a few weeks ago. These are password protected to get into the Windows 7, besides he has left a list of password hints that I do not understand. How can ...
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Wifi password on motorola SBG941 reverts after a short period of time following a change

So, I have a Motorola SBG941 router and I'd like to change the wireless password from the default, in theory this should work fine. And it does... sorta, I can change the password but it reverts ...
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Completely stop gnome keyring popups

After some updates to fedora in the last few years, I've been getting the following popups (one when I login and one when ever I start google-chrome)... "Choose password for new keyring" "An ...
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What exactly happens when you use SSH without generating a key pair?

This seems far too simple and I feel like I might have missed something glaringly obvious, but what is actually happening when you use SSH without generating a key pair? A variant on this question ...
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How do you unprotect the VBA macros for a macro-enabled workbook if you forgot the password?

I have heard myths about how easy it is to crack a VBA macro password, but haven't been able to figure out how to do it myself. We have an excel file at work where the VBA is password protected and ...
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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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Windows 7 as a media box - is there a way to stop kids leaving Media Player without a password?

In the TV room we have a Windows 7 professional box as a media centre for the family. My daughter has just turned five and increased her confidence. I'd like to lock down Windows Media player so you ...
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When Windows 7 tells me 'Consider changing your password', how long have I got until password expiry?

I'm on a corporate desktop, running Windows 7. We have a password expiration policy which mandates that passwords are changed every month or so (not sure of the exact period). When password expiry ...
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Encrypt file with password from Gpg4Win Context Menu?

I have a list of usernames and passwords sitting on my desktop for work related stuff. I'd like to encrypt it under a master password. I believe this is called the String-to-Key (S2K) Specifiers (but ...
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Is there any way to log incorrect password attempts on WiFi networks

I'd like to monitor if clients attempt to connect to a WiFi network using an incorrect WPA key. Are there any access points that log such attempts? Is this something that could be observed with a ...
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Can I set a password hint in Windows 8? If so, how?

I'm trying to set a password hint for myself on Windows 8, but I don't seem to be able to find an option to do so. Googling "Windows 8 password hint" just provides tutorials on how to do so in Windows ...
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System Passwords in Windows 8.1

Given Microsoft's past willingness to invade the privacy of even their own employees, I'm not anxious to give them my Windows 8.1 desktop system password, but it appears that's what I'm forced to do. ...
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Can't sudo because password is disabled

So, in my attempt to prevent the default ubuntu user from logging in, and to prevent the default sudo user me from logging in with a password, and thus enforcing to use the private key, I managed to ...
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Login page HTTP but goes through to HTTPS. Can ISP see passwords?

I noticed last night that my webmail providers homepage is HTTP. From there I login and go through to an HTTPS page and the session remains HTTPS from there. Does this mean that all my login details ...
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How to delete Wi-Fi password on shutdown?

I use a wireless network on my Windows 7 and 8. The problem is that I don't want to store the password I entered so I need to know if there is any method to delete saved passwords every time I ...
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SuSE tells my password is based on a dictionary word

I'm installing SuSE 13.2 and when typing the initial password, it tells me it is too simple and based on a dictionary word. Where can I check this dictionary on my Linux system?
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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Can't login through remote SSH with correct password

On a cPanel server, where SSH worked yesterday, I suddenly can’t login with SSH. I get “Access Denied.” I checked that logins with passwords are enabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and they are. I tried ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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ekiga — could not register (Forbidden, please check that the username and password are correct)

What are the connection parameters for ekiga? I went to ekiga.net and reset my password, still no luck. I've tried more than a few variants: Add a SIP account To add a SIP account, simply click ...
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Password policy using pam_cracklib is not enforced for root in gui

I'm on Red Hat 6.6 now, trying to enforce password policy for root user. My /etc/pam.d/system-auth file contains following lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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ConEmu new tab ‘Run as user’ using special characters for password

I'm a long time ConEmu user and I have several tasks to open new tab that Run As User. recently one of the users got password changed and it's using special characters like '^', '%', e.g: 5tgb%T^YHN. ...
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does Skype use the same password for my Skype name and my Microsoft account?

AFAIK Skype is now owned by Microsoft. When i log on with my Microsoft account, my Microsoft account password works. When i log on with my Skype name, my Microsoft account password does not work. ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Automatic password reset prompt on Windows 7?

My wife just told me that earlier today she received a prompt on her laptop to change her password, and complied with the request. Her laptop is running a vanilla install of Windows 7, 64-bit. All ...
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Cannot properly remove password protected network sharing on Windows 8.1

I have recently setup a computer running Windows 8.1 Pro to act as a home NAS. I have shares and accounts created such that if people in the house login, they get access to their respective shares. As ...
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Gmail password not visible under Chrome password settings

I used to have a long list of passwords under chrome://settings/passwords. For some reason my list now seems to have become shorted without me having tinkered with it. But the strangest thing is that ...
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.htaccess in root directory

I have an apache webserver (shared hosting) where I have access to /home/user If I place a .htaccess in /home/user it gets applied to all subdirectories. The domain belonging to this has several ...
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How to obtain a password for RAR archive having some of the files inside? [duplicate]

I have an old password protected RAR file with a random generated password that I lost. I still have some of the files outside, but need the rest. Is there a way to obtain the password by comparing ...
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How to set up multiple passwords for one wireless network? [duplicate]

I want to set up a WiFi network, like a digital cafe where people can pay to use the internet for 24 hours. I would need a system of one password per user so one password wouldn't work for 20 people. ...
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Windows 7 - Administrator password doesn't work anymore [duplicate]

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop, and says that overnight her password for her administrator account stopped working. Her computer also has a guest account, but no other accounts with administrator ...
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How to find password on a router (cabled) without a hard reset? brute-force only option?

So I've seen a few post like that on here but none seem to work in my case short of brute-forcing but I've never done it before so I want to be sure of what I'm doing first. Alright here is the deal, ...
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How to decrypt a password hash? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running on OS X 10.9, and I need to recover a password. I figured out the hash, which is 554bc9ec674ff1476b67a02518cd9e4a, but I don't know how to decrypt it. This is super ...
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Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?

I just got a new laptop and it is my first experience with Windows 8.1. During the initial setup, it asked for my Microsoft account info (Hotmail/OneDrive). Since I don't mind synching with that, I ...
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How do I print all passwords in Gnome Keyring (seahorse)

I can access all passwords in my Gnome keyring just fine. Everything works ok. But in case things go awry, I'd like to backup all passwords on a piece of paper and store it elsewhere. However, I can't ...
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How to prevent 7-Zip encrypted zip file passwords from being stored on the hard-drive?

I've encrypted a folder with 7-Zip 9.20, specifying 256-bit AES and a password, and the .zip file was created. But then, when I clicked on the zipped file, to my surprise, PeaZip 5.1.1, which was the ...
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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How do I change my face ID?

Okay, so does anyone know how to change or remove your face ID? I have windows 8 and I set up the face ID but the stupid thing cant even recognize my face half the time so I wanna remove it.
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why does my toshiba ask for a password?

I have a Toshiba laptop that is 6 months old and it's asking for a password. the screen is black and it's asking for a password and it looks like a typewriter on the screen ad when you put in the ...