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

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How to reset ThinkPad T410 HDD password?

We have a few ThinkPad T410 notebooks and we don't know the HDD password for them. If we replace the HDD the notebook boots OK. Looks like the given HDD's stores the pw's? Why? The people that used ...
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File URI with username and password in Explorer

How to specify file URI with user name and password in the (Windows File) Explorer, please? Something like file://domain\user:password@host/dir/file. I need to specify domain to be equal host name, ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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AIX 7.1 Create another user with equal privileges as root and then disable root user

I've got a weird, stupid question. I've used linux for a long time, but I know AIX is different in certain places, so my question is if I wanted to disable the root user at least from remote login I ...
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How can I set system-wide timestamp-timeout?

as I understand adding Defaults timestamp-timeout=5 to my sudoers file makes the current terminal remember my password. After typing my password in one konsole and opening another terminal or ...
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Why does it take so long for the computer to respond with “invalid password”, when using a correct password is near instant? [duplicate]

When you enter a password and it's correct the response is practically instantaneous (i.e. the log on process). When you enter an incorrect password (accidently, forgotten, etc) however, it takes a ...
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How do i hide Windows batch file or hide the password in this text?

I have a code that I save into a text file and label it locker.bat, and it will hide a folder for me. But the problem is I can just right click and click edit and find the password (like down below ...
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How can one recover a password from ExpanDrive?

ExpanDrive lets a user connect to volumes on remote systems, exposing them as a drive on the desktop. For ease of use, one can have ExpanDrive remember the passwords, so that at login everything is ...
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I ...
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Connecting to DAP-1320 network after reset

I have a D-Link DAP-1320 wifi extender. I have forgotten its admin password, so according to the advices I have found on the web I have pressed the reset button in order to reset it to the factory ...
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How can I input password to manage-bde -pw option via windows powershell

I am trying to encrypt Data volume (for example E:) with the following command: manage-bde -protectors -add E: -pw When I execute the above command, it will ask for the password, so I entered it. ...
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How to open password protected docx? (Word 2007)

I've tried doing the unzipping thing, but it won't work. It says "The following file could not be unzipped or is not a valid Zip file." I've tried using the word password recovery but since I haven't ...
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Short url that will always get me to a gmail login screen? [migrated]

What short URL can I type in so that I always get to a Email + Password login screen for gmail? Here is my problem - In Chrome, when I enter gmail.com into the address bar, I am redirected to a ...
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What's default root password for docker official Centos image

This is regarding Docker official Centos6 and Centos7 images There are 3 separate but related questions: (1) When started using "docker RUN centos", what is the root password and how to find it? ...
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In Windows 7, where are all the domain account's passwords stored

I know that for a local user's password it is stored in this filepath C:\Windows\System32\Config\SAM but I want to know what is the domain account's filepath in Windows 7. By the way, does anyone know ...
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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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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 ...