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

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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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System Passwords in Windows 8.1

Given Microsoft's past willingness to invade the privacy of even their own employees, I'm not anxious to give them my Windows 8.1 desktop system password, but it appears that's what I'm forced to do. ...
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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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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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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?
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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Can't login through remote SSH with correct password

On a cPanel server, where SSH worked yesterday, I suddenly can’t login with SSH. I get “Access Denied.” I checked that logins with passwords are enabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and they are. I tried ...
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Laptop won't resume correctly from sleep through lid

I'd want to solve this little annoying thing, that's my laptop failing to resume correctly from sleep mode. I'm on Windows 8, and it seems I'm facing this issue only when I close the lid - it does ...
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ekiga — could not register (Forbidden, please check that the username and password are correct)

What are the connection parameters for ekiga? I went to ekiga.net and reset my password, still no luck. I've tried more than a few variants: Add a SIP account To add a SIP account, simply click ...
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Password policy using pam_cracklib is not enforced for root in gui

I'm on Red Hat 6.6 now, trying to enforce password policy for root user. My /etc/pam.d/system-auth file contains following lines: #%PAM-1.0 # This file is auto-generated. # User changes will be ...
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ConEmu new tab ‘Run as user’ using special characters for password

I'm a long time ConEmu user and I have several tasks to open new tab that Run As User. recently one of the users got password changed and it's using special characters like '^', '%', e.g: 5tgb%T^YHN. ...
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does Skype use the same password for my Skype name and my Microsoft account?

AFAIK Skype is now owned by Microsoft. When i log on with my Microsoft account, my Microsoft account password works. When i log on with my Skype name, my Microsoft account password does not work. ...
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Automatic password reset prompt on Windows 7?

My wife just told me that earlier today she received a prompt on her laptop to change her password, and complied with the request. Her laptop is running a vanilla install of Windows 7, 64-bit. All ...
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Cannot properly remove password protected network sharing on Windows 8.1

I have recently setup a computer running Windows 8.1 Pro to act as a home NAS. I have shares and accounts created such that if people in the house login, they get access to their respective shares. As ...
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Gmail password not visible under Chrome password settings

I used to have a long list of passwords under chrome://settings/passwords. For some reason my list now seems to have become shorted without me having tinkered with it. But the strangest thing is that ...
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.htaccess in root directory

I have an apache webserver (shared hosting) where I have access to /home/user If I place a .htaccess in /home/user it gets applied to all subdirectories. The domain belonging to this has several ...
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How to obtain a password for RAR archive having some of the files inside? [duplicate]

I have an old password protected RAR file with a random generated password that I lost. I still have some of the files outside, but need the rest. Is there a way to obtain the password by comparing ...
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How to find/test out if I know correct Administrator's password?

I want to do remote sw audit using open-AudIT. I need to supply administrator password so the remote audit can be done. It doesn't work for me so I suspect that I am not providing correct password. ...
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How to set up multiple passwords for one wireless network? [duplicate]

I want to set up a WiFi network, like a digital cafe where people can pay to use the internet for 24 hours. I would need a system of one password per user so one password wouldn't work for 20 people. ...
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Windows 7 - Administrator password doesn't work anymore [duplicate]

My sister has a Windows 7 laptop, and says that overnight her password for her administrator account stopped working. Her computer also has a guest account, but no other accounts with administrator ...
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How to find password on a router (cabled) without a hard reset? brute-force only option?

So I've seen a few post like that on here but none seem to work in my case short of brute-forcing but I've never done it before so I want to be sure of what I'm doing first. Alright here is the deal, ...
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How to know when Postgresql password is changed [migrated]

My question is how to know the date when a postgresql user password is changed. Is it possible? I know postgresql has account expiry feature, but I'm asked to check if users have changed their ...
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How to decrypt a password hash? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running on OS X 10.9, and I need to recover a password. I figured out the hash, which is 554bc9ec674ff1476b67a02518cd9e4a, but I don't know how to decrypt it. This is super ...
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Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?

I just got a new laptop and it is my first experience with Windows 8.1. During the initial setup, it asked for my Microsoft account info (Hotmail/OneDrive). Since I don't mind synching with that, I ...
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How do I print all passwords in Gnome Keyring (seahorse)

I can access all passwords in my Gnome keyring just fine. Everything works ok. But in case things go awry, I'd like to backup all passwords on a piece of paper and store it elsewhere. However, I can't ...
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How to prevent 7-Zip encrypted zip file passwords from being stored on the hard-drive?

I've encrypted a folder with 7-Zip 9.20, specifying 256-bit AES and a password, and the .zip file was created. But then, when I clicked on the zipped file, to my surprise, PeaZip 5.1.1, which was the ...
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Can the “Suspicious Sign In Prevented” message from Gmail be sent in error? [migrated]

I have multiple Gmail accounts. There's this particular Gmail account which I have not signed into for a pretty long time. The forwarding address for this Gmail account is set to my MAIN Gmail ...
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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How do I change my face ID?

Okay, so does anyone know how to change or remove your face ID? I have windows 8 and I set up the face ID but the stupid thing cant even recognize my face half the time so I wanna remove it.
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why does my toshiba ask for a password?

I have a Toshiba laptop that is 6 months old and it's asking for a password. the screen is black and it's asking for a password and it looks like a typewriter on the screen ad when you put in the ...
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Does Chrome Sync Save Your Google Account Password In The Clear?

Does Chrome Sync save your Google account password in the clear when "encrypt synced passwords with your google credentials" is checked? Or is it saving a hashed form of the password?
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Toshiba Satellite c55-a-1rg no bios password prompt

Have an eerily similar issue like the individual here: Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password Tried the solution posted there, did not work. My bios is ...
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Used laptop wont boot past a black sceen asking for a password

I was given a samsung np-r540 laptop and it wont boot past a black screen that is asking for a password, what is that and how do i get past it? It has no disks that were with it.
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Can anybody know the saved passwords on browser?

There is a option almost in every web browser to save passwords.Can any site know these passwords from browser?I these passwords are saved in encrypted format?
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How to remove password of PDF with known password? [duplicate]

I have a personal PDF that I would like to remove the password for because the password was my old phone number (which I may forget). How can this be done? Maybe relevant that the PDF contains form ...
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Invalid password reset key for WordPress

I have forgotten the password to my long neglected WP, 'self'-hosted blog. When I click the 'forgot password' link, I get asked for my email, and then a password reset link gets sent to my mail ...
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How can I tell what the character encoding of a string of text is?

Troubleshooting an irritating password issue. There's an application we are using that requires a login; I type in the password, it tells me it's wrong. If I open a password manager and copy and ...
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How to quickly migrate bookmarks toolbar and passwords from Firefox to Chrome?

As of lately, Firefox seems to have become much slower than Google Chrome, and this seems to be due to the presence of one or more memory leaks which slows it down considerably after it is left ...
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Will using log in screen command capture passwords?

According to this tutorial running Ctrl-a H in a screen session creates a running log. In general this sounds great, it seems useful to log everything I type or that is printed to output, with the ...
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Mac Legacy Filevault Password Hints (.sparsebundle)

My MacBook died, so I pulled the HD and I'm trying to access the user accounts which are encrypted with Filevault. It's SnowLeopard, so there is a .sparsebundle file for each user. I've unlocked the ...
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'net user <username> <password> /domain' seems to momentarily allow multiple good passwords

So, let me preface this question by saying that I am not a domain administration expert. I'm a programmer who writes custom applications for the web. My company wants to add a password reset feature ...
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Windows 7 Embedded Default Password

I'm looking for the Admin_Maintenance default password for Windows 7 Embedded. Does anyone know it? Or know where I can look for it?
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Can the HDD/SDD password on Toshiba Satellite laptops be reset?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop model 855D-S5320 from my sister-in-law that "mysteriously" has a BIOS and HDD/SSD password set on it. She knows the BIOS password, but doesn't know the HDD/SSD ...
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Recover password from Opera EMail client

I'm using Opera 12 build in EMail client. Cause Opera is not anymore so great with new websites I'd like to move on and change browser and EMail client. But I can't do this cause I forgot password to ...