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

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Can Google Employees See My Passwords Saved in Google Chrome?

I understand that we are really tempted to save our passwords in Google Chrome. The likely benefit is two fold, You don't need to (memorize and) input those long and cryptic passwords. These are ...
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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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Processing time / effort to decrypt stored passwords

I have an Adobe account which, as you might have heard have recently had a breach may have had there encrypted passwords stolen. The password for that account was not used else where, which is good, ...
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Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit : Using sleep mode changes chars in network password to uppercase

After using the sleep mode on my desktop Win 7 machine, I always find I can't connect to my home wifi network. I can check the settings via Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Manage Wireless ...
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Is setting a mail user's shell to /usr/bin/passwd in the /etc/passwd file a safe way to allow them to change their own password by simply ssh'ing?

I have a machine which is used mostly as a mail server: $ uname -a Linux myhost.com 2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Dec 19 07:05:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and I would ...
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Multiple http auth details on the same site + chrome save password functionality, is there any way to handle this case?

Google Chrome seems to be saving passwords on a per site basis, but I'm developing a site where I'd like to have different http authentication details depending on the directory accessed AND have ...
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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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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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How do I make my script ask for a password, like sudo?

I am writing a script which would be potentially dangerous if run in the wrong way. As a safety feature, I want the script to require the user to re-enter their password first, much as sudo does. So ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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How do I require password complexity in Windows 7?

Is there a way that I can require a Windows 7 user account to maintain a password with a certain level of complexity? After expiration, I want to prevent a password such as 123 or password. The ...
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Windows 8 password, ctrl-backspace

An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 ...
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User change password on fileserver

Is it possible for a user to change his or her password on a fileserver with only SMB access? I have a fileserver that many people use. Everyone has the default password. I would like them to change ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 using ssh without entering my password

I know questions like this have been asked before, and I have read them all (that I found). The problem I have is that we have an embedded linux device that we can log into for debug purposes by ...
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Disable Windows 8 incorrect password delay

Whenever I type the incorrect password in to my Windows 8 machine login it takes longer and longer before I can attempt to reenter the password again. I believe this is a security feature and by ...
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Multiple encrypted LVM volumes with one password

I found a similar question here but it's only partially connected with my question. Currently I have one primary /boot partition and a single LVG1 group with 2 logical encrypted volumes - LV1 and LV2. ...
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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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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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Securly storing passwords in keychain on mac

As with anyone nowadays i have a ton of passwords, and keeping track of them is a real pain, especially when you also have to remember database and server passwords. I was looking at using the ...
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batch file to encrypt password and login in the normal password

I make a batch file when I create a password so it will save it in the file accounts.uf. I want to be able to change the extension to txt and have the password appear in accounts.txt, but I want to ...
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Pre-authorise sudo? (So it can be run later)

I often set my work computer running some time-consuming computations before I go home in the evening. After they're done, I'd like it to shutdown. However, as shutdown requires root privileges, it ...
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How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting

I have some sites which I log in to regularly that use HTTP authentication. I have the password saved in Firefox's password manager. How can I get Firefox to always use that password without ...
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Skydrive ignores new password

Skydrive has worked well for my small business; there is one Skydrive account and a handful of files we all need to see and update which sit in a folder. All four locations are 'logged on' to ...
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How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...
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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 ...
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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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What type of password is this? [closed]

I am migrating my website from magento to wordpress-shopp site and i have to sync all the products, orders, customers. I did manage to sync all this and I am trying to keep same password of my ...
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Allow users of a certain group to run a command without sudo

I know how to edit /etc/sudoers so that I can run a command as sudo without having to enter my password, however is there a way of allowing a program to be run completely without sudo, by all users of ...
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How does changing jumper resets password

For resetting bios password we used to relocate jumper and reset it,How does changing jumper helps in resetting password? What happens to Bios password while we change jumper ,how does the manual ...
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How to reduce the time Windows takes to report a password is wrong?

I use Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop. When I enter a wrong password, either when I'm connected to our network or when disconnected, it takes quite a lot of time for Windows to report the password is ...
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How to brute force attack a phone [closed]

I have an old cell phone that I forgot the password to. You can have unlimited tries to unlock the phone. It has the basic 0-9 input system with 4 characters unlocking the phone. I was wondering if ...
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How to find the Password of RAR Archived Files?

Is it possible to find password of files inside RAR archive, that I have uncompressed files outside that archive and the files are exactly the same as in the archive? Summary: How to find the Password ...
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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

Server: Samba on Ubuntu 12.04, with security = user. A variety of file shares - some need to be accessible by guests, some are allowed users = user1. Client: Windows XP, on same workgroup as the ...
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How to use password managers without using the clipboard?

I use Keepass, but to type the passwords I need to copy them to the clipboard, which makes the password vulnerable to interception. I see that equivalent applications for android avoid this issue by ...
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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 ...
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Reset user password on reboot

Humor me for a moment because I'm aware that this is a terrible idea. I'm trying to devise a way to reset a user's password each time the computer is rebooted. So far, I've tried the following to no ...
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How to get Firefox to store values for fields which it normally won't? [duplicate]

I have a web bank site. Where I pass through 2 steps: Enter my login into the form with 1 text field and submit it Enter 2 passwords into the 2-nd form: 1 is rarely changed and stored on my machine, ...
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Password entropy of 109; crackable? [closed]

According to my calculations, it would take a computer about 21 trillion years to cycle through a list of 109-bit passwords at one trillion guesses per second. In other words, not crackable until ...
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I need to connect a Windows 7 computer to a workgroup

The computer in question, the account doesn't have a password to connect, but apparently to connect to other computers (for file sharing), it needs to log into an account that has a password. In ...
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Can't Boot OS From 'Corrupt' Hard Drive; OS is not Windows/DOS/Linux

I am trying to boot an operating system called MS106, which is an operating system used for ultrasound machines; however, the during the boot process I get the prompt: "give root password for ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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Mac Connect to Server doesn't show login screen:

Using Connect TO Server function, I entered credentials once, incorrectly, now I use connect to server and it doesn't show me the login screen but goes ahead and tries to mount the share ... Anyway ...
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Server-based password management tool

I've been using KeePassX for password storage for a long time, however, now I have some specific needs it can't handle. So I'm looking for a tool that can do this: Runs as server-side application ...
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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 secured)....
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Windows 8 auto login

On Windows 8 I don't have the option on a PC I am dealing with to auto login. In netplwiz I don't have the checkbox, as screenshotted: Any suggestions?
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What means * and ! at second field of /etc/shadow?

As far as I know 2nd field of /etc/shadow is encrypted password of user. But some user e.g. daemon user have * in the field, in my environment(Ubuntu 12.04) root have ! in the field. I assume ! means ...
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Updating domain password on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using Mac OS X on a (windows) domain account. The password is cached on the computer, but I changed the domain password and the account password on the computer will not change. I tried passwd at ...
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What is $1$ level encryption in crypt (/etc/shaddow)

The first character after the user name in /etc/shaddow, is the type of encryption used. http://www.lamolabs.org/blog/10670/how-is-my-password-stored-in-linux/ So: $5$ means SHA256 $6$ means ...
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How can I enter Unicode characters (e.g. ♥♦♣♠) when logging into Windows?

As far as I can tell, it is possible to put a ♥ character in a Windows user password. The problem is, when you get to the log on screen, how can this be typed? As far as I can tell, any symbol that ...