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

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Windows: How can I reproduce exactly the same blank-password security but with non-blank password?

Having read in Set a Blank Password in Windows XP To Protect the Computer from Internet Attacks : "Using a blank password (or no password at all) makes your computer more secure because Windows ...
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How safe is the password manager in browsers?

For example, Opera has a "wand" feature that remembers user names and password you typed across various sites. Let's say you get a trojan, which steals data from your PC. Can the trojan decrypt ...
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Are the losses of resetting a Windows password reversible?

In Windowses (XP SP3, Windows 7, et al), setting Windows' login/account/user password by: Run --> Compmgmt.msc --> Local Users and Groups --> Users --> Right Click on a user in right panel ...
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How to reset Lenovo Thinkpad to factory settings (lost password)

Need to reset to factory settings: my Lenovo Thinkpad is locked because I cannot find my password and I don't remember my log in. Can you tell me how to reset it to factory settings?
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Western Digital Passport Unlock locks again when it sleeps

My Western Digital Passport is password protected and whenever the drive goes back to sleep (or after a unknown period of time) the drive is locked again; as in I need to enter the password again to ...
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John the ripper - not showing cracked passwords

I am using jtr to perform an audit on our admin passwords. It's cracked a few which showed on the screen, however when I try and get them to show again with the --show command, it says it hasn't done ...
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How to reduce/remove the delay until password dialog shows up after restoring

When I lock my Macbook (CTRL+Shift+Eject) the screen blacks out and the LED goes on. When I hit enter then, the LED fades out slowly and after that I can enter my password. Is the fading time ...
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HowTo for using key files with Truecrypt

Ever since I've seen the option to use a key file I was wondering what are good criteria to select or create a key file that will be used for a Truecrypt container? Can I simply learn the preamble of ...
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Giving access to a folder to a specific user in Windows 7

I have at my parents' house a Windows 7 machine, with 2 users - "admin" which only I have the password to, and "HomeUser" which doesn't have a password, and which my parents use to log into Windows. ...
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how to retrive data from user account having administrator power?

I installed Windows XP on my system and made two user accounts which one has administrator power and the other is just a normal user. After that I didn't use the system for more than month. During ...
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My gmail password hacked in Firefox?

While writing a message using Firefox suddenly my gmail login details, including password, were pasted into the body of my message at the current cursor position and in the browser's find field (whole ...
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is it possible for two files in a rar to have different passwords?

I have a password-protected rar file with a few text files in it that are not hidden (you can enter the rar file and see its content), i know the password, I edited one text file and it asked me to ...
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Is the linux md5 password hashing considered secure?

On my RHEL6 linux is configured to use MD5 password hashing is the linux usage of MD5 for password hashing considered secure?
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Removing BIOS password from Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bypass BIOS password set by faulty Toshiba firmware on Satellite A55-S1065 laptop? How can I remove the BIOS password from a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-10p, Model No. ...
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Can I set my Windows to boot without stop on password verification even when having a password set?

Is there some way to configure Windows 7 to boot up without asking for a password (on password check phase) even if I have a password set on my account? What I wan't to do with it, is boot up ...
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ssh Password-less login to multiple machines when you already have one

I'm a little bit confused about setting up a password-less login for multiple machines to begin with, but I think I could do it from scratch. The problem is I already have it set up for one machine ...
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Restoring new MacBook Pro to factory settings

I was given a MacBook Pro at work, but no disks or manuels. I made a huge error by using the migration assistant from my home PC. Now when the MacBook pro comes on, it is asking for a password that I ...
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Altering a base password for different sites

With the big amount of websites that require a registration or provide a benefit for registering, it is impossible to device and remember a unique password for every account we have. A possible ...
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Making it Easier for Older Users to Login to Multiple Accounts

I currently do consulting for a small business that has multiple applications that they need to login too. I'm trying to get them to start using Basecamp and Zendesk to make all of our lives easier ...
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Windows 7 user login fails even with correct password

Booted up my Windows 7 partition today and attempted to login per usual. Denied access due to incorrect password failure, despite having entered the password I have been using for the past three ...
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Use su to switch to a local (mutually-trusted) user, without a password?

I'm curious if there is a way to enable one user to login (via su) into another user, without needing to know that users password. For instance, if I'm logged in as user1, I would like to give user2 ...
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Incorrect password for Linux user

I am unable to log into a regular user account using a password, so I first change the password to something I know... As root, passwd theUser put in the password: thepassword it states it ...
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Access to an old 2.5" IDE laptop hard drive with ATAPI password

I have an old 2.5" IDE hard drive taking off Acer Ferrari 4000. I set a password for the hard-drive in BIOS. Laptop broke now I have only the hard drive - I remember the password. Yet, I tried ...
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Login with linux FTP username and password

What's the command for logging in with FTP all with one line? ftp username:password@my.domain.com says, Password required for username:password
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Palindrome passwords disallowed—why?

I tried to change a Linux password to "sitonapotatopanotis" and got this error: BAD PASSWORD: is a palindrome Why does this rule exist?
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Can you fully remove a user's (administrator's) password in Windows 7?

I've recently sent my computer to be repaired and I am almost certain that I set a password to my account - the only account on the system. After the repair has been completed I've found out that my ...
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Proper password safety? [closed]

What's the solution to using safe passwords on numerous logins? Using a dynamic password each time generally means you will need to store them somewhere and wouldn't be able to log into things ...
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Key was mapped but key is in password, can't login into Windows

I used a key macro program, I don't recall the name of it, but I ended up mapping one of the keys 'A' to something else, and 'A' is in my password so now i can't even log into Windows, I've tried ...
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Windows 7 password rejected after motherboard replacement

I just replaced the motherboard of my HP desktop (with the exact same model). Problem is, Windows 7 doesn't accept my previous passwords (admin, user). I then used a bootable DVD for password ...
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Can't boot into Phoenix BIOS, system just boots after entering password

I have a Fujitsu Siemens notebook (Model: M9400) that has the BIOS currently set to Quick Boot . I want to switch this off to be able to boot from a CD. (And I just want my BIOS access back. The ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad

I lost my BIOS password for the IBM ThinkPad. This doesn't belong to the CMOS battery – I need to remove it from EEPROM. How can I remove it?
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Is there any way to back up saved passwords and installed extensions in Chrome?

I registered to many websites and used the "save my password" option offered by Chrome. Is there any way to back up them? Is there anyway to back up the installed extensions?
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Password reminder in Windows 7

I have windows 7 at work and I have some network drives connected which require to login to access them. After a few months the password used to connect to the network drives expires, but windows 7 ...
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Lost Administrator Password for Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Server

I am trying get an unused server up and running, it booted fine but i was greeted with the login window and none of the known passwords seem to work. The server I am trying to get to work is not a ...
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Where does firefox save/store auto fill data

where does firefox store passwords and username when we opt for remember password. Is it always cookies or some other encrypted file.Also where is the data filled by auto complete functionality of ...
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Dropbox-friendly password manager for XP, OSX and Android

I've been using Password Safe for years, but there are two problems: It doesn't play nicely with Dropbox - I constantly get conflicts as it keeps the password file open on both ends. I now use a ...
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Lenovo password log in screen freezes

I have a new Lenovo B575 and so often when I go to log on, it allows me to type in my password but the enter key or clicking the arrow doesn't do anything. It goes nowhere. I can't even do a ...
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Removing Password from BIOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop I want to reach a computer's BIOS settings, but the BIOS is password protected. I've lost the password. Is there any way ...
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Deleting application password stored in Keychain on OS X

I'm trying to delete an application password. I'm using the security delete-generic-password command. When I execute it via terminal, everything works fine – it does delete the password. When I ...
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Would Keychain be safer than Firefox Password Manager?

Theoretically speaking would Keychain be safer to use in Firefox than Firefox's own password manager? The reason I ask is because Chrome is using Keychain.
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John The Ripper 1.7.9 with MPI not exiting on success

I am trying to use the MPI capabilities of john 1.7.9 and am testing with a simple 4-char password on a single 8-core server machine. I noticed that after success, the process that cracked the ...
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Turning a USB Flash Drive into Password Key with Free Software

I read an article on Lifehacker the other day which showed you how to turn a USB flash drive into a "master password key" using LastPass (and some proprietary program LastPass licenses). Obviously, ...
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How can I reset the password on a Windows 7 VM under VMware 4 on Mac Lion?

I have a Mac running Lion, and a Windows 7 virtual machine running under VMware 4. The problem is that the password was lost in a phone upgrade. Is there any way using command line or other tools on ...
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How can I obtain a password from a website using a form using the GET method on an .aspx platform?

I am trying to find out a password for an area of a website that uses the GET method to authenticate correct credentials. The page is an .aspx but I'm not sure if that makes any effective difference. ...
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Providing passwords to multiple users on a wi-fi network

I have a wi-fi network that is being used by more than 400 users. Right now they are given access by a single password which the system administrator types on the individual workstations during the ...
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How to set a 5 char (40 bit) ASCII password for WEP on a Linksys v8 device

I have a Linksys FW v8, and I want to use wireless password "12345" for WEP. I cant set it up, I just can specify a 64 or 128 bit, I want 40 bit, 5 char long. Is it possible?
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What Are the Risks of Storing a “Personal” Email Password Password Locally?

I sometimes use MS Outlook 2010 on my home PC to check my personal Hotmail, but I have to type my password in every time I connect. What risks would I face if I allowed MS Outlook to memorize my ...
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How to safely store passwords in Irssi?

I use several IRC networks and it's unsafe to store passwords in plain text. On the other hand, typing each password after connection is uncomfortable. How can I store passwords in encrypted file and ...
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Deleting the system keychain from Mac, specified keychain could not be found

I want to delete Keychain stored in System.keychain folder on Mac. I tried the following, security delete-keychain Keychain_name but got the following error: The specified keychain could not be ...
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I have a dozen active passwords. How can I safely & conveniently keep track of them? [closed]

I hate playing the "guess the password" game. Hitting "Forgot Your Password?" is even worse, because then it's "Reset" and one more new password to remember. Is there any safe way to keep a record ...