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

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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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Complete password- and key-less login for user using SSH

I want to use this plugin in my text editor to debug my HHVM application. Therefore I need a Linux user which is able to login via SSH both without password and without key authentication. How can I ...
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Linux Ubuntu Password reset

I used the passwd >username< on Ubuntu, and it gave me a list of options. How do I get past them? If I try using the options, it won't let me. Please help. Thanks!
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Android accountmanager - storing passwords [on hold]

How does androids accountmanager store passwords From the developers website it says they are stored in plaintext. This is fine for unrooted devices as they can't be viewed however on rooted devices ...
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Changing strong protection passwords of private key in the Windows certificate store

When importing a x509 certificate with a private key into the Windows certificat store, there is an option to set a password for that key (It is called “strong protection” in the Certificate Import ...
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Command line for centos' user password

I need help for password administration on Centos. Well, I have CentOS' users and I want them for setting up their own passwords, so I want a command executed from root to allow them to set up their ...
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I have downloaded a movie form a torrent,AVI file format, it says that the avi file has a password. How can i remove password from the file [closed]

I have downloaded a movie form a torrent,AVI file format, it says that the avi file has a password. It gives a box and says to enter the password below. How can I remove password to gain access to the ...
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Password requirements for Wi-Fi WPA2

Wikipedia says: Also referred to as WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) mode, this is designed for home and small office networks and doesn't require an authentication server.[9] Each wireless network device ...
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Should we answer any “security Q&A” at all on websites? [closed]

This question is not related to a webapp, but is more related to any website: nowadays, many websites ask for "security questions", and should we answer them at all? When the website asks us for ...
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Restore password protected SSD

I've got a broken PC which had a LITE-ON LCT-128M3S solid state drive that I would try to throw in my own PC but when I turn on the PC (Even before the opportunity to go into the BIOS ) it asks for a ...
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Require UAC password different from the user password

Is there is a way to make UAC prompt for a password that is not the password of any of the users on the PC? Is there a way to set a UAC password so that not even any of the administrators could ...
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After Windows 10 Update, Login Password Not Working

I upgraded to Windows 10 and was enjoying the new software. I shut down and the next day when I turned on the computer it asked for the password. I did not have a password on the desktop. So even ...
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Sony VAIO ASSIST won't clear BIOS Password

I'm locked out of the system BIOS for my VAIO VPCL231FX for both the User and Admin Accounts. I've tried pressing the ASSIST and POWER buttons. however, I still can't bypass the BIOS password. ...
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How to run a service account without user password?

I regularly change user-account password, after doing so I have to manually update Fiddler -It's a web debugging proxy- service account credentials. Is there a way to create/run Fiddler service ...
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How to run a service account without user password?

I regularly change user-account password, after doing so I have to manually update Fiddler(Its a web debugging proxy) service account credentials. Is there a way to create/run Fiddler service account ...
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DRIVELOCK password

From the Control Panel on my computer, I changed the administrator name and password. When I logged in, it was still OK. But when I restarted it again, it did not accept my password. It says the ...
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How to get the correct password?

If I know that a password field has 10000 possibilities because it's a 4 numbers password like 1234. Generally, It is abcd where a,b,c,d is any integer between 0 and 9 and so that's how I get the 10^4 ...
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How can I efficiently change the credentials of several hundred scheduled tasks?

I have a Windows account that needs to have its password changed. The problem is that Task Scheduler has a few hundred tasks running under this account. Is there any way to efficiently change the ...
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Windows 10 lost administrator rights and cant insert administrator password to change settings

I have changed my username from netplwiz. I have restarted the pc and now I am a guest account. I go to change settings but I can't insert the admin password! I have only option to insert a ...
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Chrome installation keeps asking for Administrator password [duplicate]

I am trying to install Chrome on my Dell Computer but when I set it up it keeps asking for an Administrator password. I was given this computer as a 'gift' so I don't know what to write as the ...
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Ubee EVW3226 UPC

First question, did someone know the root password for the ubee EVW3226? I have admin/Admin but the settings are extremely limited. Also, can some how I use my Asus rt-ac68u and the modem as a ...
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mysql (mariadb) ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

I'm working on Xubuntu 15.04. I already installed the MariaDB-Server on various systems and was always asked for a root password during installation. This time, however, I don't remember being asked ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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How to disable Windows 10 lock screen password on IDLE only

I would like to configure this windows 10 machine to not ask for a password when resuming from IDLE, but still ask for a password when resuming from STANDBY or HIBERNATE. The screen needs to turn off ...
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Storing data to survive clearing broswer history

Been playing with tampermonkey/greasemonkey lately and I came to idea to console log every password input value. This gave me an idea for a possible vulnerability. Ofcourse wherever I store this data ...
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What format/algorithm is the hashed password in Windows 7 answer files?

I created an answer file using Windows System Image Manager (SIM). I stored the password and set it to hidden, resulting in some form of hashed password. Does anyone know what format this takes? I ...
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Strategy & steps: Import & sync Passwords from Chrome into Password Manager & maintain them?

Strategy & steps: Import & sync Passwords from Chrome into Password Manager & maintain them? Keeping in context this thread: How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords? regarding ...
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Windows 10 locked account

I upgraded to win 10 2 days ago, and now my laptop cant log in. When I enter my CORRECT password, it says "Your password is wrong", and say that I can change my password. Even when I changed my ...
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Set a specific password for sudo

Would it be possible to set a password different from the user one and the root one? I find that asking for the user password kind of useless and the root one, even more, just give him the root ...
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force SSH (on client) to ask for password (Xubuntu)

Please, how do I configure the SSH-asking-password politics? I am using hibernate a lot on my laptop. The problem is that when I resume and make a SSH connection which I had already done in the ...
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Import Network Settings (wi-fi) from Windows to Mac; Bulk Import of Wifi Keychain Passwords

I have a CSV/TXT file with a list of network names and passwords (together with network/password/encryption types) that looks like this: ***Networkname1*** ESS WPAPSK TKIP passPhrase ...
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Laptop BIOS password unknown

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v6535 laptop (preety rare 2008 machine) that has a BIOS password which i don't know. Here's the story: I got this laptop from a dump (i do not know the ...
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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Account doesn't exist. How to resolve?

I'm trying to update my father's Windows 8 PC to 8.1 and then to 10. Unfortunately there's a bit of a mystery surrounding his Microsoft account login. His user account has a password that he uses to ...
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Android privacy - phone recognized my new wireless router network automatically

I had a DLink wireless router. Recently I replaced that with an Asus RT-N56 wireless router. I kept the same network name (MyNet) and password. RT-N56 operates in dual mode, with second network as ...
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How to Change/Remove UEFI Hard Disk Password

I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 and have forgot a UEFI password. The password isn't essential to startup, for I have a user password and a master password. I know the user one, but I've ...
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SSH still prompting for password with authorized_keys

I'm trying to log into a server with a different user. The user's name on the server is gitquery. I used ssh-keygen to create these files locally: /opt/gitquery/gitquery-rsa ...
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netctl start asks for root password

Every time I do netctl start Newton (Newton is the name of my wifi network's profile) I get this message: ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units === Authentication is required ...
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How to connect to Ubuntu Server on Azure via password authentication

I've created an Ubuntu Server on Azure. I've specified password as a type of authentication and now I have an SSH url. I can't seem to be able to figure out the correct ssh client connection command ...
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removing Password from MS Word DOCX, that come from new versions

i followed the perfect guiding given for older versions of MS Word, and as my protected DOCX file could not been opened, i put the queston here more specificly- trying to insert the protected file ...
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How to restore MS SQL logon password

I am running MS SQL Server. The SQLSERVICE logon password was changed incorrectly and now I'm getting a logon failure warning when starting it. Is there any way to restore previous used password?
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How to set BIOS Password on Windows 8.1/8 to Ensure Security

As we all know that BIOS password is the first protection layer for our computer. But not so many people know how to set BIOS password on Windows 8.1/8 to ensure securtiy? I need the answers. Help me, ...
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\/?' was unexpected at this time error in batch file

I am trying to integrate a password generator into my batch file so that it generates multiple passwords. Unfortunately it give the following error: \/?' was unexpected at this time. The expected ...
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Maximum setlocal recursion level reached. Can't print more then 30 times?

I want to print a defined number of passwords to a file. The code I found on this site is made for 30 loops as I see and I want to print much more, say, 1000. After a few runs, I get this, error? ...
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Print multiple .bat generated passwords to a .txt file

after searching this site for "how to generate a password with CMD" I found some very useful examples. Then, I wanted to be able to print more then one password at a time (who would want to click all ...
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Hard-disk #…, the system Primary HDD, is protected by a password authentication system

A client's Inspirion was requesting a bios password. I retrieved this from Dell. It then asked for HDD Password. Dell provided two options but neither worked. Quack Quixote suggests simply moving the ...
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How to revert laptop back to default logon page of domain?

My Neighbour asked me to assist him with his laptop. His wife passed away and he cannot use the laptop because it is password protected, by the company she worked for. He has no PC or Cell phone and ...
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Windows 7 scheduled task stops working after changing windows password

I have a scheduled task that triggers every hour. It runs as a service, meaning it's marked with "Run whether user is logged on or not". Because of my company's security policy I have to change my ...
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Cannot Remove Password on Windows 10 Account

I am having an issue with removing a password from my account on Windows 10. The account is currently password protected, but I do not want it to be. To resolve this, I attempted to use the "Settings" ...
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Arch (Linux): Failed to start verifying integrity of password and group files

I have just started installing arch and installed numerous programs, one of which is mysql. Upon starting linux, I recognized this error [FAILED] Failed to start verifying integrity of password and ...
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How “strong” are the standard passwords by pwgen?

I'm trying to determine how many different "easy to remember" 8 character passwords can the pwgen tool create? Unfortunately, I did not find this information, either on the manpage or on the ...