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

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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?

I recently went through the tiresome process of changing all of my passwords to something more secure. I did as it is generally recommended nowadays — I made it 16 characters long, including symbols, ...
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LightDM accepts password once, and never again

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Fresh install, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to reinstall after this problem is resolved. When I first start Ubuntu, I get the LightDM login screen. That ...
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OS X Chrome Saved Passwords Deleted

After running Onyx and a couple other optimization applications (yeah, my fault, I know), it appears Chrome no longer has any saved passwords listed. However, when I pull up Keychain, all of my ...
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#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

I've installed xampp on my MAC computer in my table I saw a word named user I clicked it and I saw that I was able to change from not having a password by default to using a password. I clicked it and ...
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Gmail 2 factor authentication and Apple Mail

Using Gmail's 2FA security, Apple Mail 7.3 occasionally decides that my application-specific password is invalid and forces me to generate a new one. This happens pretty reliably every few days. ...
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Linaro system boots to root without password

I installed a linaro system on my ARM chromebook, and it seems to autoboot to a root prompt. I've set a user password, and use it to login to the GUI, but with a simple Ctrl+Alt+F1, I can get to a ...
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Remind users to reset password, but don't actually expire them

A client is running exchange 2007. They have passwords that reset every 90 days, with the reminder set at 7 days. What keeps happening is that users dismiss the reminder, and forget their password ...
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How to view password in ms outlook? [duplicate]

How can I view the password for a email account in Microsoft Outlook? I lost my password because of a virus attack.
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Manually add username/password to Saved Password list?

I logged into Mozilla's Bugzilla. I noticed Firefox did not save my password. How do I manually add my username and password to Firefox's Saved Password list?
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How can I recover firefox bookmarks and passwords from HD from broken laptop?

My laptop died (running on Vista). I have removed it's HDD, put it in a caddy and have got all my files. But I would like to access my passwords and if possible my bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox? I ...
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I delete entries from Chrome password manager, but Google Sync keeps reverting them

I deleted a couple of entries from the password manager (Chrome->Settings->Manage Saved Passwords), because they have wrong/empty passwords/usernames. This is the fifth or sixth time I'm making the ...
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Linux remove password from rar files

I have some password protected .rar files. I have the password. I want to remove the password from my files. I mean I want .rar files with the same name without password. My Linux OS has unrar and ...
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How to reveal pppoe password behind asterisk in my router?

I lost my pppoe password, so I want to recover it from my router configuration setting but I am not succeeding after my lot of research on Internet. I used many password revealer tools but it can't ...
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Windows 7 can't login from lock screen - says invalid password

for the last couple of weeks if I lock my pc with windows key + L, when I try to login I get 'Invalid user or password', then I click on change user, then I can login with my password. If I try to ...
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Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
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Open SSH - issue logging in without password - public key

I'm having an issue where I'm unable to login by SSH - I've followed other guides and made sure permissions were set correctly, and that the publickeys on my local machine and remote machine match as ...
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tunnelled clear text passwords in sshd

I have a question regarding this option: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords PasswordAuthentication yes If set to yes, users can login using the local password. What exactly ...
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How to reset BIOS on ASUS K53E

My BIOS is password-protected, so that I can't access the BIOS settings (I don't have problems with booting into Windows XP). The BIOS is made by American Megatrends (AMI). I've been trying some ...
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Mac OS logs in with any password and prompts to create a new keychain or update the keychain password

I recently had a problem with my MacBook so I had reset the SMC and the PRAM. After having the problem resolved, when I first logged into Mac OS (Mavericks 10.9.3) all my settings were reset. After a ...
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Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
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Creating user with password or changing password doesn't work in PostgresQL

I'm trying to create a new user role or change existing one's password to be able to work locally with PostgresQL. I'm working on Ubuntu. I can modify the attributes of an user, but for some reason ...
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Can I save my remembered password and cookies to a file?

We all know that Firefox remember all your passwords and cookies, so you don't have to re-type them every time you access your mail, stack exchange or any other site that requires password but when ...
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password correct but cannot log into Win 7

I have been using Windows 7 for years and just recently my user password to sign into the computer is acting up. Here is what happens: I put in the correct password (been the same thing for a while), ...
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Has my password been compromised?

I just tried to register an account at www.mysonicwall.com (irrelavent) and got this error message: This password is publicly available in hacking/security forums and can be easily compromised. ...
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Password stretching in PuTTY

Does PuTTY use password stretching when passphrase protecting my SSH keys? If it doesn't by default, how can I make it do so?
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Network security key field not visible when trying to update password

In the last step of the answer here, I don't see the text field for network security key: How can I make it appear in order to update my password?
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Accidentally typed password on logon prompt in Ubuntu TTY, is it stored?

Note: This is similar, but not identical to the question on how to handle passwords typed into the bash prompt. On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I opened VT1 using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and mistakenly typed my ...
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How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
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Ask for password once during dotfile installation

Similar to this question, I'm making dotfiles for setup of a fresh OS X machine. It asks for my password multiple times, since install & system setting sudo commands are in several nested scripts. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setup rejects password

I'm currently installing a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in a VM. As part of the setup process, it asks me to set a password for the Administrator user. But whatever I imagine, it rejects that ...
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“save the changes” message after removing the protection from workbook Excel 2010 [duplicate]

Some time ago I protected the Excel 2010 file from the path File > Protect workbook > Encrypt with password and gave it a password. Now that I removed that password via below method: Open the ...
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What is the default symmetric algorithm for encrypting the secret key in GnuPG 1.4.11?

When generating a GPG key, you are asked for a pass-phrase that will correspond to the private key (or keys to be exact). My question is what is the default crypto algorithm for encrypting your key ...
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Why is the advice to change passwords following a data breach? [closed]

We frequently see news stories about high profile security breaches such as ebay and another at apple. As a developer I know the importance of salting and hashing passwords. Assuming these high ...
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How to enter password for Wi-Fi network on my Windows 7 PC?

I have a home Wi-Fi network. Previously it was an open network, without any password. Recently I renamed my network and set a WEP password there. Now on my Laptop I see the renamed network but can't ...
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Windows 8.1 password issues

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a single machine, linked to a live account. Every time, yes literally every time without fail, that I turn it on and attempt to log in I either get a username/password ...
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Many sites claim they aren't capable of viewing subscribers' passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory? [closed]

Many sites claim they aren’t capable of viewing subscribers’ passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory for websites which allow users to log in? Are there any protocols or laws which obliged them ...
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Disk wipe boot soft setted hdd master password

So I tried to format my hdd with ubcd and I used disk wipe program to delete everything from hdd and the thing is it setted me without me inputing anything a Primary Master HDD User Password so now ...
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Lock screen in Windows XP asks for password even though user login without password

On my home computer (that has MS Windows XP) I have accidentally pressed some key combination (what it might be?) that locked the computer. The lock screen displays current user, and number of ...
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Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

I was wondering today about ways someone could steal my password and I came up with a few questions. I think it's the best to let them be answered by SuperUsers :) My questions: Is someone emitting ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to view password text?

Windows 8 introduces a new feature called Password Reveal. While using Windows 8, whenever you enter your password in the password field of a Windows 8 app, IE 10, or the login screen, a Password ...
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KeePass - Automatically changing website passwords before expiration date [duplicate]

I have a fairly large KeePass database containing the passwords for various web services. I frequently use public WiFi and as a result like to change passwords every few weeks. However, doing this ...
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Strong password tip: review [closed]

After having my gmail account hacked where i used for 9 years a too simple password i now decided to change all my passwords. I picked up a quite complex password like RumbleDance56 and to avoid ...
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Does opening GMail using firefox have something to do with Google knowing all my other stored passwords? [closed]

I cannot express or explain thoroughly, but I hope people here would get what I really mean. Most of my friends told me that Google Chrome definitely know all my passwords when using GMail or saving ...
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Teamviewer password has expired?

I am trying to access my home computer while traveling. The teamviewer password that I set before I left home no longer works. Apparently it has expired. Can I still access the computer?
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Cannot run as administrator

I have a small problem. I have several kiosk stations that I created, and I cannot run anything as an administrator because the password is expired. We created an administrative user account ...
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Windows 8.1 power plans: No password prompt when monitor wakes but password prompt when PC wakes

Is it possible to get Windows 8.1 to not ask for a password when the monitor comes out of power saving mode, but still ask for a password when the PC wakes from sleeping? Setting the "Turn off the ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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I'm using Chrome and Chrome Sync; does Google have access to my passwords?

I've been using Chrome (and Chrome Sync) for many years now. Does that mean Google, the owner of Chrome, knows all my passwords? I ask because I realized that Google owns Chrome, and also, it is a ...
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Password cannot contain Q or Z

I saw this interesting page on JetBlue's help pages. It says the following: Passwords: (Typical password restrictions). Cannot contain a Q or Z Why would they not allow specific ...