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

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Why does x11vnc ( via SSH tunnel ) ask for password on port 5900, but not others?

server == x11vnc viewer == RealVNC ( Windows build ), plus others I'm using SSH to provide a secure tunnel for my VNC activity; consequently, I don't want a password for the VNC server itself, which ...
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strace to discover sudo password persistence location

strace/dtrace/ltrace ... useful for lots of things, from finding hidden access violations to network socket tracing, but maybe it can't see all. I haven't been able to figure out using strace (it ...
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Can I manually replace password hashes in the AIX /etc/security/passwd file?

Can I safely replace the password hash in the AIX /etc/security/passwd file? Are there any AIX quirks that would stand in the way of me just using vi to replace the hash? I want to consolidate the ...
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How to reset user password for a MediaWiki instance using sqlite database?

The web server does not have email functionality, so the regular "forget password" feature does not work from the password resetting web page. Also the standard documentation on resetting password ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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my Gmail's company account got the password change without my permission, can they see my emails? [closed]

I am working with company xyzzz.com, they have a gmail business account for me myname@xyzzz.com. Now the company xyzzz changed my account password and I can't access my emails. So my question is: ...
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Web enabled password manager [closed]

I am looking for a password manager that suits the needs of a small team. Each team member needs their own vault, and that vault cannot be restricted to a single machine, as members change computers a ...
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Passphrase when creating authentication keys for SSH server

It's clear to me why I would use a passphrase on my clients authentication keys, but what's the purpose of a passphrase for my server authentication keys? I've read trough a tutorial, where the ...
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How do I find out why Windows 8.1 Pro forgets a user account password?

I have created a standard - non-admin - user account on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit computer for sharing purposes only. I never log into the computer using that account. I use it only so my scanner can ...
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Chromecast not connecting when TP - Link modem has password for wifi

My Google Chromecast connects to wifi only when i put no password to the wifi. The moment i put wifi with password, it refuses to connect. I am using TP-Link model no. TD-W89551ND wi-fi modem. I ...
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How is it possible to set password policy on user level when AD password policy is in place?

I need to check password security settings for AD users and SQL Server users. So, as AD is in place, I simply obtained the AD Password Policy: Here we see that the maximum password age is 42 days. ...
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Google Chrome proxy settings “with Username and Password”?

I am able to use the google chrome under on Linux Mint behind the proxy. But when the browser starts, each time I have to enter the user and password for the authentication. Is there any way I set ...
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How to find (or reset) BIOS password on a Toshiba Laptop [duplicate]

We bought my 87 year old mother a Toshiba laptop. She uses it to check emails and do crossword puzzles. After about 6 weeks, she turned it on and a weird screen came on and it asked for a PW. I was ...
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Chrome not asking to remember passwords

So at one point, Chrome asks you (after login) if you want it to save the password. The next few times I login, the dialog box/bar doesn't pop up but the key icon near the star is there. I click ...
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How to set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password?

I can set the inactivity time for the screen saver to start, but I cannot set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password. Is it possible to do it? Is it possible to synchronize the ...
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Can't change network password from command line

I have a previous question relating to how one can change a password of the 'bottom' client when recursively logged in to multiple RDP clients: Change Windows password when in multiple RDP One ...
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How to log in into a user account that a password with a batch file? Or any other settings? [duplicate]

I think I've seen this before but I've never given it much consideration. I usually do not have a password for my own user account, and it's the default one. I set up an automatic boot on BIOS setup ...
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IP address already in use Barracuda archiver 350

I am trying to log in to a barracuda acrhiver 350 but every time I tried to change the IP address of the appliance from the CL , i got the error IP Address already in use No matter what ip ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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Need access to hibernating Windows 8/8.1 system to remove viruses

User allowed someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee to remote control his machine. It has to be windows 8/8.1 as it is stuck in hibernation and his password does not work. Have deleted ...
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Remove Cached passwords on User Password reset

I didn't know which of the techy sites to post this on with it having a bit of everything... but on our network users are required to change their passwords every 60 days... now when this happens ...
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lxqt polkit asking for root's password when account is locked

pkexec asks for the root account's password. But the account is locked, it doesn't have a password. Therefore it fails. It's easy to change this behavior in gksu. I don't know if I just suck at using ...
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How to clear the BIOS security password on this notebook?

I recently got an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112m) and in order to install another OS I had to set a Supervisor password, so I used a well known password to me, the problem is that such password contains a ...
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Risk behind weak password policy [closed]

I have a bit an unusual setup: I am a bank with systems, that are not accessible from outside (no direct internet access). To get access to those systems, you first have to physically enter the banks ...
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How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows 8?

I have installed a viber for windows 8 PC. There is no option to sign out from it. The best way is to secure my account is using a password for that app when open it. There are many ways I found to ...
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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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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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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?