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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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1answer
65 views

Is it possible to force users to change password periodically in Windows 8.1 Pro and how?

According to the one of the security requirements enforced upon our office, we must start to control / enforce passwords are changed every now and then. Is there a way to force users to change their ...
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1answer
42 views

Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
0
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0answers
14 views

Reset Windows Server password [duplicate]

I'm trying to reset a password for local administrator for a server running 2008 R2 in raid. I tried using spotmau(doesn't see operating system at all), hiren's boot cd(sees administrator, made ...
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2answers
72 views

Can an administrator of a Windows domain see a user's password?

I'm in a corporate domain. My computer has Windows 7 and Office 2007, so I guess that the server is running Windows Server 2008 or something similar. I am allowed to change the password of my computer ...
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1answer
42 views

Determining Forgotten Password while still logged in

I am still logged on to my win 8 laptop but i forgot my password...help? I know that for the most part i would have to reset it or something but I just want to retrieve it. Is that possible? Help! ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Windows Password Policy: What exactly do the complexity requirements involve?

I am currently viewing this feature in Windows 7, but I imagine it is very similar if not identical in many of the other Windows OS versions. I am looking for an explanation of the exact rules for ...
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2answers
84 views

2 users that have the same passwords on windows 7. will the hashes in the SAM file be the same?

Let's say I have a computer with win7 and I made 2 different accounts. Now I've set the same password for both accounts. My question is whether the hashes of the passwords in the SAM file will be ...
0
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2answers
147 views

Where are Google chrome passwords stored in windows?

I know that Google Chrome stores the login data at LocalAppData\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Login Data but this doesn't shows the password, password value shows as the single special character. I ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Default windows wifi password?

In windows 7, when you go to Control Panel > Hardware And Sound > Add a Device a new wifi "hotspot" (so to speak) is created which can be connected to with an android, ios or other computer. However, ...
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0answers
37 views

How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? Windows XP [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop i'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Why does windows ask for the (existing) password twice?

When I specify an account for an application pool to run under, in IIS, I am asked to supply the password twice: I don't understand the purpose of 'confirming' the password for an existing account. ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Will upgrading to Windows 8 lose Google Chrome Auto-Complete Emails/Usernames?

I'm upgrading a users computer to Windows 8 and I plan to use the option to keep files and applications, will Google Chrome still remember email addresses the user starts type in or will they need to ...
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1answer
283 views

How can I unlock my encrypted locker (with the FLKA file extension) if I forgot the locker password, but have the master password?

I am using Folder Lock 7.2 on Windows 7. I have the master password, but I forgot the locker password. I tried all the passwords which I usually use as a password, but they're all useless. I'm ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Change VPN password from Linux client

I connect to a VPN using NetworkManager on Linux machine. Username/password are those used as Windows credentials. I want to change the password. In the IT department they say that from Windows it ...
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0answers
86 views

Excel for Win 2010 and Mac 2011 passwords

I got a .xlsm file created on Windows (Excel 2010) that can be opened on Mac (Excel 2011). However, when opening the Editor to view the VBA modules the password (known on Windows) is said to be ...
2
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1answer
273 views

Can I create a Windows user account without the ability for an interactive user login?

I ran into an issue when a software that was recommended to me requires to provide it with my admin user account and password not in a UAC prompt (which I do not want to do.) So I was curious, can I ...
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0answers
43 views

Windows XP regularly “forgetting” password even after reset

I'm having an odd issue with a windows xp computer belong to an older family friend. A few days ago, out of the blue, she found herself unable to login to any of the accounts on the computer. Windows ...
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3answers
132 views

Is it possible to to force passwords not to contain a pattern or dictionary word?

On UNIX or Windows plateforms, is it possible to force passwords not to contain a pattern or dictionary word? For example, could this password be automatically rejected on Windows 2008: ...
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2answers
92 views

How to secure FTP passwords

What do others do to secure FTP passwords? My scenario doesn't seem too unique to contract web developers and web marketing/design companies, but having trouble finding any answers I like online. ...
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1answer
98 views

no password to unlock admin acct. Not even with the disc. EVERYthing needs admin password [closed]

I have a computer that is completely controlled by the administrator password. I cannot reboot with the disc w/o the password. User account is controlled with a main password. i cannot upload any ...
3
votes
2answers
85 views

How to add a password to join LAN network

I have a router set up with wireless passwords, but anybody who plugs an ethernet cable into a wallsocket will have access to the network regardless of passwords. Is there a program or method of ...
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0answers
116 views

Windows 8 requests a password when I try to connect to one of my NAS drives, Windows 7 and NT don't why?

I have three machines, one running Win 7, one Win RT and one Win 8. Both the Win 7 and Win RT machines can both access both my NAS drives without any problem. The machine that is running Win 8 ...
0
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2answers
105 views

resetting admin password without booting [closed]

I cannot figure out how to reset the admin password on an LG Flatron N1941w. I only have access to the monitor which has the mouse, keyboard and internet ports all attached. I don't have the ability ...
0
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1answer
715 views

Windows 8, UEFI, “Supervisor” (BIOS) password, linux?

I've got myself a new lenovo c540 PC and there are Windows 8 OS with UEFI option on and "Supervisor" password on, so it's like a loop, I can't load/install ubuntu from my USB (because BIOS is ...
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0answers
32 views

Windows 7 Password sharing OFF

I try to access my computer without password protected .it popup me username/password when i try to access my computer to another computer in the same LAN. i try to OFF the Password Protected Sharing ...
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2answers
105 views

Password Expiration in active directory

In the domain of our organisation there is a server, which has "password max age" enabled, which forces the users to regulary change their passswords. The Server seems to cache the old passwords, so ...
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1answer
723 views

How can create a password prompt in a batch file?

For a batch thing I'm making, I need to know how can create something like a password system, that hides the text you're typing and/or replaces it with asterisks (*) – so nobody can see what I'm ...
1
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1answer
463 views

How to disable/setup same name and same password authentication between two windows PCs on the same network?

My Experiment I set up a simple network with two computers, both on the same work group. I created a local user 'A' with password 'A' on Computer 1. And then I created an identically named local ...
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3answers
814 views

How to create a custom batch password generator?

I am wanting to create a password generator which uses a list of pre-generated passwords using batch. The following script I am trying to adapt. I want the system to automatically generate a password ...
1
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4answers
6k views

Laptop is asking for password (which I never set), even when without hard-drive

One day my laptop got infected by a virus, and I cleaned all those suspected infected files with Avast! Antivirus. I didn't check what kind of files are cleaned, since there are hundreds of it. Now I ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
1
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1answer
756 views

WinSCP does not recognise key file

I am trying to set up a batch file for an automated transaction, however my tests have so far failed. I have the public key of the server where the connection is made. It has been saved as a .pkk ...
1
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1answer
3k views

NET USER ADMIN: “The user was successfully created but could not be added to the USERS local group”

I am running windows 7. I can not understand why I cant make changes to the user accounts using the administrator command prompt. Here is the error:
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1answer
589 views

I can't change any system files from CMD

In my previous question: I forgot the Windows 7 password on my own computer, I used the trick described in Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password ...
0
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1answer
379 views

Cannot set windows 7 password after log-in with KonBoot

I recently forgot my windows 7 password, and used KonBoot to bypass it. I booted my computer with Hirens Boot CD, and from the menu options - I selected "Password Recovery tools". After Selecting ...
2
votes
2answers
499 views

Unable to change password

I'm unable to change my (admin) password in Windows 8 or to disable password login altogether. Here's what I tried so far: Go to the PC-Settings>User in the Metro UI. If I try to change the ...
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2answers
555 views

Can we use special characters for Windows passwords?

I was wondering if we can use special characters in Windows password. I tried to use '♥' in bitlocker, the password was set. But when I tried to unlock the drive. I couldn't print this character by ...
1
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1answer
9k views

Windows 8 - Cannot sign in without an internet connection

I have Windows 8 on my other laptop, and I can't sign onto my computer. I use one password for everything. My caps lock is not on. And I don't have an ethernet cable to connect to my laptop. The ...
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votes
1answer
58 views

Software to store my password on a crypted file and access it through another password [closed]

I'm looking for a software that allows me to store some passwords in something like "a text file", access it through a password, read my passwords if required and close it again. I want something ...
0
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1answer
614 views

Windows 8 Password Storing [closed]

I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on how Windows 8 stores password or if it does at all? I believe that Windows 8 has more cloud features and that it goes by your Windows Live ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

With the Windows SAM and SYSTEM files, can I get the password of an account?

I heard of John the Ripper, Ophcrack and many other programs that are used in order to crack the hashes for Windows' 7 Password, but JTR seems a bit slow (Didn't get the password after 20 minutes) and ...
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1answer
783 views

Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
10
votes
2answers
22k views

Default username/password for accessing network shares in Windows 8?

I always had the same username and password on all my network devices (NAS, desktop PC, laptop) in my small home network. This allows me to access network shares of other devices without having to ...
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2answers
231 views

Getting Windows 7 admin account password?

I don't want to reset the password nor delete it. I need to know the password. What can be done? Specific software for that? Easier way of getting the password from inside a non-admin account through ...
1
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4answers
3k views

How can I find the source of Windows 7 Domain Users sending bad password attempts to 2008r2 server?

I know WHICH users are constantly getting locked out because of bad password attempts, and they're only coming from their machine (using the old out of date ms account lockout tool and others to find ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

What is Windows registry key for password history?

Been searching all night for this... does anyone know the registry key for Windows XP/2003 to enforce password history? ...
8
votes
4answers
570 views

How to login into windows when password has national character and keyboard is set to US

I have weird situation. My friend uses password with polish characters to log in into Windows. However while he was logged in he changed keyboard layout to US. Now when he tries to use "ł" character ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...