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

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How does Netflix know my password?

Over the holidays, I was given a Chromecast. Neat! I finally can stream Netflix from my laptop to my much bigger screen'd television! Unfortunately, Chromecast seems to require Chrome extensions (I ...
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Not able to change password of TP-Link wireless router TL-WR740N

I am using TL-WR740N from TP-Link. I use Internet of Spidigo. Googling about it I find that I have to open tplinklogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 Now do I have to use LAN (Ethernet) cable or I can ...
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How to retrieve Broadband Connection's password, which is saved?

I got a connection (Broadband connection) where username and password are saved from before and I have forgotten the password. I can connect from this PC but I need the password to connect from my ...
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Password secured folder online [closed]

Does anybody know if there is a way to have a folder with files in the internet where a password (not encryption, just a password) is required? I thought something like a shared folder of Dropbox or ...
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Disabling Fast Start without Administrator rights on Windows 8.1 / resetting the admin password

Ok so here is the issue I am facing: A neighbor got this computer with windows 8.1 on it, put on a password and promptly entirely forgot it, even despite the hint claiming he has NO idea whatsoever ...
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Automating VPN launch

I've recently set a VPN connection up, between my home computer (Ubuntu 14.10) and a dedicated server (Debian 7.7), using OpenVPN. So far so good. My question is, how would you go about simplifying / ...
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Retrieve Passcode from iphone backup files [migrated]

This is the scenario in front of me. An iPhone 4s is available with enter passcode. I have its backup taken from iTunes. I have extracted all the files (*.plist, *.db, *.sqlite, etc.) from those ...
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Remove password from 2007 word document while actual password doesn't work [duplicate]

How do I remove password protection from a 2007 word document (docx)? When entering the right password I get an error message telling me the password would be wrong. But: I'm definetly sure it is ...
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Windows 8.1 login with password AND fingerprint

I have a Lenovo thinkpad w540 laptop running windows 8.1 which has a built in fingerprint reader. Is it possible to have windows require BOTH a fingerprint scan AND a password (not either one, but ...
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John the Ripper: Crack ZipCrypto password

I made a password protected zip file with 7zip, using ZipCrypto algorithm. Set the password to 1234. I am using john-1.7.9-jumbo-7. I followed this manual: ...
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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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How to prevent repeated Firefox password requests when I don't want to login?

I use a Firefox master password, so every time I visit a site with saved credentials, it prompts me for that, which is fine if I want to login. Sometimes, however, I don't want to do anything that ...
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I want to see my network username and password

I've connected to my network but my friend who is in the same homegroup as me needs a username and password. So I looked on my computer for the network username and password and couldn't find ...
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Windows Server 2012 Password Experation GPO Not Applying

We have a single DC and are trying to enforce Password Policies to all of our computers. We're trying to change it from the default 42 day max password age to 120 or so. The policy appears to be set ...
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Hydra empty response, only difference is header locaion

I'm trying to crack my web page to see if it is possible or not. When you try to login on loginpage.php, form is posted to checklogin.php. checklogin.php checks form data and sets Session if login is ...
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Why did my windows 8.1 password change?

I've had a custom password for my windows 8.1 login since I installed the OS. I locked my computer last night and went to bed, and when I woke up this morning, my password somehow had been changed to ...
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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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Removing Master Hard Drive Password

I bought a second hand IBM T42 and discovered that it has a USER+ MASter Hard drive password. I know the USER PASSWORD so I can log-in. However I will like to alter the MASTEr password and I am ...
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How to git pull without asking password?

I have a problem for make a auto pull for a git repository. I explain my situation : i have 2 sever on linux (Debian), one for the repos (dev01) and another one for make documentation with doxygen ...
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passwords on upgraded firefox

I was running firefox 22.0 on Fedora 17 and installed firefox 33.1.1. I saved the old firefox so I can switch between. Both show that they are using the same profile. Using 22.0 I can see my ...
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Looking for new way to create password [closed]

I tend to use same 2-3 passwords for all sites and want to change that but want to make sure I standardize my new approach as well. Looking at password hashing and I know very little other than what ...
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Cracking WPA2 using Intel HD Graphics GPU

I use Linux Kali and yesterday have captured a WPA handshake of my network. I want to crack it's password - but my CPU with aircrack-ng checks only about 2000 keys per second. In my laptop I have got ...
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In Mavericks why can't I change the password of an account even though I am admin and have unlocked the lock icon?

I am on OS X Mavericks, and I am admin. I need to reset another user's password. So I choose: System Preferences -> Users & Groups and clicked the lock icon to make changes (and entered the ...
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How can I recover a Microsoft account which I've forgotten the password of?

I've got a bit of an issue. I can't remember my Microsoft password anymore because I'm horrible with passwords, it won't recognize my phone number if I enter it for a one-time code, and while I can ...
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How secure is a password with English words? [closed]

I typed the following password in howsecureismypassword.net yummy candy yummy It said it would take 100 billion years for a pc to crack. Is this accurate? Even though it has English words (that ...
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Reset AD passwords in batch without being an administrator?

I have over a hundred test user accounts in AD that need to have their passwords changed periodically. These are just regular user accounts, but I'm not an administrator in AD. This keeps me from ...
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Is it safe to git clone https://usr:PWD@gitserver/repo with plain text passphrase in the URL?

Is it safe to git clone https://usr:PWD@gitserver/repo with plain text passphrase in the URL?
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Google Compute Engine - SSH or RSYNC without a Password

I have several Google Compute Engine (GCE) instances up and running. I have a few scripts that pull information (log files, etc) from these instances, and a few others that push up files. I would like ...
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how do I set an ssh password

I see the following line in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file: #PasswordAuthentication yes I assume if I remove the hash and make the line read PasswordAuthentication yes that I will be able to ssh ...
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Reset supervisor password on Lenovo Ideapad S10e

I have an old Lenovo Ideapad S10e that a friend has given me. I need to be able to change settings such as the boot order in the BIOS setup, but I can not because there is a supervisor password. My ...
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Samba sync password with Unix

I'm trying to set up Samba to sync passwords with Unix (i.e. when someone changes their password via passwd their Samba password is also changed). I've tried following the "Password Synchronization ...
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Let me enter my password as soon as possible

My computer, a pretty powerful MSI laptop running Windows 7, takes some time to boot. And I'be okay with that, if I could go away and make some coffee or something else while it's booting, but the ...
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Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers?

Does not setting a wifi password allow malware to more easily jump between computers? (Some users don't set wifi passwords if intruders aren't able to get within range of their wifi.)
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Do I need to set a wifi password if I live on large property? [closed]

To reach my wifi, an intruder would need to enter a fence and sit next to the house. It seems unlikely, so I'm getting pushback from my housemates. Does not entering a password potentially make it ...
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TeamViewer wants a password for the Options dialog

I can login to my TeamViewer account but when I try to add a computer to the "Computers & Contacts" dialog I get a login prompt. This doesn't accept my account password. What other password is ...
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How can I know FTP-username and Password

I hired a freelancer to install my website to a new server. However, I don't know/remember FTP username/password any more. But I have username/password for linux-console. Is there some EASY and SAFE ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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1Password for Mac - pricing [closed]

I am just starting to look into 1Password for password management and I am already confused. Why is the app $35 to download from the Mac App Store yet it is a free download for Mac on their website? ...
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unable to change the security properties on PDF file to password protect it

I have PDF file I scanned. I am unable to change the security setting to add password it it. Here is link how to password protect it and also the screenshot for the gray'ed out security propety. I ...
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Local admin pass not documented correctly, I need to get in to fix domain issue!? (win 7) [duplicate]

One of my users has managed to leave the domain. I can no longer manage his machine with my domain admin account. Also for some reason his account name does not show up on the login screen - It just ...
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Perforce on Cygwin Prompts for a visible password

When I run the perforce login command in a cygwin shell running inside a mintty terminal emulator, the password prompted by perforce is visible--as I type the characters that make up my password, the ...
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Make Chrome stop saving password on a website

I had configured Chrome to save password on one particular website. But now I don't want Chrome to save it. Naturally, I went to saved passwords from wrench menu and deleted the saved password. The ...
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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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why I can do ssh connection without generating a ssh public/private key first?

My advisor has opened ssh access for me to his machine. From my machine (mac OSX), I type ssh username@hisMachineIP and enter a password, I can connect to that machine. But on my own machine, in ...
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WD 1TB HDD Password enabled and unallocated. Data recovery required

Ive got a WD 1TB HDD with a password enabled on it. The drive is still an external enclosure, it has never been taken out of the original casing. One day, for some unknown reason, when I plugged it ...
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su- no password entry for user? installing powerline with pip

I am trying to install Powerline using pip to do the installation. I'm installing in to /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/powerline using the su -c "pip install github******" and get the response ...
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Cant disable password complexity windows 8.1 home

I have a simple windows 8.1 home edition pc, with a local account (no email associated with user). When I try to change password it MUST meet complexity requirements (Upper, lower, special, character) ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...