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

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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 ...
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Local offline Linux application similar to supergenpass?

I would like to store my passwords locally in a way similar to what Supergenpass does: using a master password mix a domain name example.com with a username exampleuser and generate a unique password ...
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How can I change password for multiple credentials in Windows Vault (a.k.a. Credential Manager)?

My Windows 7 laptop is not joined to my company's Active Directory domain. However, I connect to a number of resources on the domain, including intranet sites, file shares, and TFS. Every three ...
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Google application specific passwords and 2-step authentication

As far as I noted google's application specific passwords could be used to access for example, my Gmail, but from another email client (not web ui). So what is the point to use them then? Also, does ...
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Is Google's 2-step verification less secure with application-specific passwords?

When using Google's 2-step verification with services that can't use it, such as mail clients on smartphones and desktops, the solution is to create application-specific passwords for those services. ...
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How to add password to zip file on SBS 2008?

I'm trying to add a password to a zip file on SBS 2008, but there is no "Add Password" in the File menu. What can I do?
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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Is it possible to force a credential check every time a network share is opened in Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and I have mapped a network share to a drive letter. The first time that I open the share, I am prompted for login credentials as expected. I do not select the ...
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Is it easy to hack a weak passworded linux pc from the Internet?

My question may seem very amateurish or even incorrect, but do please take in account that I'm a complete noob in computer and network security. I'm just trying to find out some information here. ...
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On Windows 7, how can I retrieve/set system (not administrator) password?

Ok, so I know on many unix variants, you can set up a root / admin user, a standard user, etc. And by default sometimes on some distros of Linux the 'root' superuser is known to have a default ...
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Why is passwordless ssh not a terrible idea? [closed]

So, I generated a passwordless key pair and uploaded it to all of my remote accounts. And now I can log in to all of my remote accounts with extreme ease and comfort. And so can a malicious user which ...
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Finding router's WAN/External MAC address

I want to find my router's WAN MAC address. On the WEB UI, WAN MAC is hidden. SSH / Telnet is not available (password protected) on router. There is no labels/engravings on physical unit which ...
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Can't connect to VPN after Windows password expired

I have remote access to my company network. My Windows password was set to expire on January 1st and I didn't change it. Now I can log on in Windows, but after trying to connect to the VPN with my ...
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about managing my network passwords on XP computer

I have a question about stored user name and password on XP pro computer. if you go to control panel - user accounts -pick the account name and there is an option to click manage my network ...
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Enabling WiFi password, drops network into 802.11a instead of n

Whenever I enable WiFi password on my network, all the Mac's in the house drop to 802.11a, instead of N. Here are the screenshots of a password-less world. MacBook Air: DGND3700 - Netgear Router ...
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How to place Firefox/Thunderbird password manager files on TrueCrypt volume?

I don't want enter master password in Firefox/Thunderbird everytime. I've got an idea to place the password manager files (key3.db and signons.sqlite -- or just one of them) on the TrueCrypt volume. I ...
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Chrome forgets my saved passwords when I close the application

All the other QA's I've found tell people how to get Chrome to remember their passwords. That is not my issue. My issue is that Chrome happily remembers passwords for all the sites I want it to, ...
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PC will not boot off of any CD to reset password

Unfortunately my Dad passed away a little over a week ago, and I have his PC. I am trying to log onto his computer, but I cannot because I don't have a password. He changed the password on the ...
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Inadvertently entered a password into the BIOS and now I can't use my laptop

I was trying to fix my computer and I was doing all sorts of stuff in the BIOS when I ended up putting a password on my system. Now when I turn my laptop on, it asks for a password right away before I ...
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Hacker sending email from hotmail, changing password doesn't stop it

A colleague of mine seems to have had their hotmail account hacked - lots of spam is being sent from their account to their contacts, and the spams show up in their Sent folder so they're definitely ...
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Where are Windows 7 Passwords Stored?

Where are Microsoft Windows 7 passwords and credentials stored on disk? I would like to physically verify that the Users group does not have access to files containing system passwords.
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How to remove all passwords on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

I have bought a MacBook Pro, and I'm having problems with those passwords. How can I disable them completely?
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Vm ware Lost Password Windows XP Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the admin password of a Windows XP VM running in VMWare? I have Win Xp as virtual machine, but I lost the admin password. Is it possible somehow to reset ...
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The share password is not saved and the system keeps prompting for it

I set my share to full control on computer A, but when I access the share from computer B, it prompts me for password. Also, when I type in the password in the password dialog box, it works fine, ...
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Weekly password change?

I want an app that will change all server password for me on a weekly basis (whm and cpanel) and allow for an easy way for admins to get this new password each week. (I want to tighten security). I ...
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How can I find out the password complexity policy?

A user tries to change his/her password in a Windows domain and it's not accepted: The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity requirements How can an end-user find out what the ...
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Shell zip with unattended password

I have a script that runs some automatic zip generation using shell zip. The request is to add automatic encryption with password. From what I understand, the option -e is the right one, but it asks ...
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How can I change MySQL's root password with AMPPS?

How do I change MySQL's root password using AMPPS? When I try to change MySQL's root password from AMPPS' home, it gives me an error saying: Old Password field is empty. How can I solve this? ...
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Disabling a root password for a PHP website

I have transferred a PHP/mySQL site to a different ISP. The clients want to protect access. I don't really want to change the Admin login - that is programmed using salt. I was thinking of creating a ...
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Can't login with blank password on Lion OSX

Having slight issue with my Lion install. I removed the password from the admin account as it's not desired. However when I'm on the login screen, it wont accept the blank password. It shows the user ...
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How do I configure SSH on OS X?

I'm trying to SSH from one Mac running OS X 10.6 to another. Seems to work fine via a password, but I can't get it to use a RSA key instead. Where is the ssh configuration file on OS X and what is the ...
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Dump SAM file while system is running?

I've exploited test machines using metasploit and was able to get the hashes from the SAM file; I've tried running commands as SYSTEM to get them but am unable to do so. I know you can get the hashes ...
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Can I log on to Windows by drawing a pattern instead of entering a password?

Is there any software to replace the Windows password login with pattern login like we do on Android? There is already software which replaces the login screen with face detection login. There might ...
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Yast default password

I was configuring accounts of users in Open Suse 11.3 from Yast. I knew the password of each one, but the problem is that when I went into Yast User and Group Management there was six asterisks in the ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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Is it possible to save a password with PUTTY? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password? Store passwords in putty I frequently use Putty, I know that possible save login like: ...
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How to crack Winrar password without any software [closed]

Anybody know how to crack the Winrar password without using any software. I forgot my password which is having more than 7 characters and have special symbols. So if I use any of the software it will ...
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Get my Wifi Password (It's saved as dots, how can I see it) in WinXP?

I can't use Wirelesskeyview, my anti-virus keeps deleting it and I can't disable it. Is there another way to get it?
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Internet Explorer - save id/pass with pages which don't allow to save

I'm working with some web apps that don't implement "save password" feature, therefore, I'm forced to type id/password many many times :(. So I post this question to ask how can I save password in my ...
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Disabling only password ssh access for root

I know it's possible to disallow root logins via ssh, and that it is a Good Idea™ to disallow root to ever login via ssh (preferring instead to use sudo or similar). Is it possible to allow ...
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Why does the login check take longer if the password is wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would an incorrect password attempt take a lot longer to process than a correct one? I noticed that when starting Windows and being prompted for a password, if you ...
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How can I password protect shortcuts on the desktop? [closed]

I wish to password protect specific programs before they are executed. For instance, I have just downloaded Google Chrome, and have a shortcut for it on my desktop. I am wondering if it is possible ...
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Toshiba A665 laptop asks me for a password after starting

I have a Toshiba A665 laptop. All of a sudden now when it starts, a black screen pops up asking for password. I know the password but I don't know why this has started happening. How do I get this to ...
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Why would an incorrect password attempt take a lot longer to process than a correct one?

The most prominent place I've noticed this is when SSH-ing at work, but I feel like I've observed this behaviour elsewhere too. When I try to log into Linux servers from my Windows desktop at work, ...
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Windows shared folder password location

as title says.. I browsed a shared folder (from win to win) using combination of username/password, where are they stored? I'd like to reset it so the next time I try to browse the folder I'll get ...