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

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Is it possible to use a Microsoft account and don't log in with a password?

I'm evaluating Windows 8 and there's something that's bothering me regarding the new user accounts. First I used a local account instead of a Microsoft account for my user but to use some ...
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Can I use a Windows 8 picture password on a non-touchscreen device?

I use Windows 8 on a standard non-touchscreen laptop. There is an option to Create a picture password described as "a new way to help you protect your touchscreen PC" by drawing directly on the ...
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Will the famous sticky keys' method work for cracking Windows 8 passwords? [closed]

I haven't bought Windows 8, but I'm interested in a question. From Windows XP to Windows 7 (almost 12 years and maybe more), Windows had a great bug for cracking passwords - sticky keys. So I'm ...
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Windows service fails to start with local user until password is entered again in logon tab

Basically we have a service where we use a local account as its logon. it has all the proper permissions, and everything is working fine, service starts and runs and all is good. Then one day, after ...
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Log in DD-WRT router via SSH works, web front end does not

I can use SSH to log in as the root user, but the same credentials are not logging me into the front end. What is going on here?
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How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?

While I was entering my password in Gmail and other mail accounts, I could see a symbol of an "eye" in the text box. This is really dangerous because once you click on the eye, your password is ...
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Would knowing the file names of password protected ZIP/RAR assist in cracking?

So I have a couple of password protected rars and zips (don't worry, this is for educational reasons only). I know the exact names of the files in those rars and zips. Dictionary attacking the files ...
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How to “seal” a file so that the seal must be broken to read the file?

I would like to make a digital equivalent of an envelop with a seal that must be broken to open. The idea is that it can be seen that the seal has been broken. I know that it is impossible to make ...
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Remove Unknown ATA User Password

On a Hitachi 2.5" disk, is there a way to remove an unknown ATA user password? I have access to MHDD, atapwd, etc, but there's not much I can do without actually knowing the password. Erasing the disk ...
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HDD not accepting Password

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 and my Hard disk (Seagate) was password protected. Now suddenly my HDD not accepting password (even though I know the password). I tried my HDD into another Laptop but result ...
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Store Keepass files inside Truecrypt container [closed]

Do you recommend storing Keepass files inside Truecrypt or is it a bit overkill?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to backup passwords stored by Google Chrome?

I have Google Chrome (on Windows 7/8/Mac OS/iPhone/iPad) storing all my web passwords and sync'ing it far and wide. So far so good. However, I also wanted to keep a backup of the passwords in a clear ...
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Nexxt Solution Wireless Router resetting to factory default when I lose power

I have a Nexxt Solution 54M Wireless AP Router that resets every time it loses power.If I had changed the name, added a password and modified any other settings, everything goes back to factory ...
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Firefox: how to autocomplete password but not username

I'm a part of a team testing a web application that needs to log into hundreds of test accounts every day. The password is always the same, but the usernames constantly change. I can save the password ...
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3rd Party Windows Lockscreen app for quick breaks?

I would like to unlock my machine quicker after a bathroom break, without changing my normal password-length. For example, a 3rd party lock app that would require only a 2 character password or ...
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What is the default BIOS password for Sony VAIO laptop

My laptop (model: VGN-CR32G) got crashed and it is not booting. When I try to look into the BIOS settings, it is asking for password. Is there any default Bios password available for all Sony VAIO ...
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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? ...
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Is it possible to check if a BIOS supports password entry for a self-encrypting SSD/harddrive?

I'm considering purchasing a SSD that has built-in hardware encryption / self-encrypting drive that provides its own full drive encryption. What can I do to check that the BIOS on my machine will ...
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How to reset passwords in Nautilus, Ubuntu 12.04?

I had a user connect to a remote server (via nautilus, Ctrl+l, smb://url). Was prompted for a password like this, and I said "remember forever". Now I have got a new user with extended permissions ...
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Ubuntu, User Accounts messed up

I need to fix Ubuntu Accounts somehow but I don't really see how it could be done. The problem is: files /etc/passwd and /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts where changed. /etc/passwd Before ...
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Why does Excel try to open password-protected URL links itself instead of just giving to the browser?

I have links to secure sites inside Excel spreadsheets (currently 2010, but I'm pretty sure it's the same with Office 2007). When I click on them, instead of just launching the system browser ...
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Are password managers like 1Password trustworthy? [closed]

I like the idea of using a password manager to help me maintain separate, random passwords for each site I visit. I don't like the idea of typing all my logins into a single piece of software. How ...
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Can I password protect a Publisher file?

I was asked ealier this week if it was possible to password protect a Microsoft Office 2007 Publisher document. I was under the impression that it would be like protecting a Word document, by going to ...
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How to create a password to open firefox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox 15.0.1 I have some history saved in my Firefox browser. I find it useful to have them. But I don't want my friends or anyone to have a look at my history when they ...
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How can I retrieve the WEP password

How can I retrieve the WEP password for the 2wire774 wireless router so I can operate another computer on the network?
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Unable to configure auto-type for BZWBK in Keepass 1.2

Unable to configure auto-type for BZWBK in Keepass 1.2 BZWBK have this special form for entering password... (set of small fields - separate for every letter) Good security measure but how to use ...
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Mountain Lion Won't connect to my Windows 7 PC without password

For the last couple years I have had my Mac set up to connect to my Windows 7 account via my home network. I access my PC drives from my mac and vice versa. Up until August I used Snow Leopard. I ...
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Recover xlsx password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove password from an Excel Document Is there any way to recover a lost password for xlsx files? Legal solutions only please. I created the file months ago when things ...
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How to securely generate memorable passwords? [closed]

TL;DR: how secure are memorable password generators, given the fact that `memorable' passwords are a subset of total password space? How big is the entropy in memorable passwords compared to random ...
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How does my browser remember my password?

When I log into Gmail/Facebook, my browser offers to save this password. Now, this login detail is stored in an SQLite file on my personal machine, which I can access. The password entry though, ...
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Change Windows 8 login from Live id to local account

Windows 8 asks for my Live login details when I login - I'd prefer to use a local password separate from my Live password. Is it possible to use a local password? What do I lose out on if I don't use ...
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Trouble logging in as user after changing password

I'm having trouble logging in with a newly-created password on my CentOS system. I recently installed the continuous integration server Jenkins on CentOS via yum, which created a "jenkins" user. ...
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enable password check for single-user mode

I've been trying to find out how to activate that I'm prompted for a password when i boot in single user mode under linux, but I can't find it. Where can I set this option?
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Access Password popup

Using Access 2007, I have a login page which lists the names from a table. That table has a value for password. Came someone direct me as to to how to password protect the sign on. Another words when ...
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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 ...
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extra letters in typed password, a worthwhile endeavour?

I've heard a view quite frequently that key loggers can be beaten very easily by entering extra letters in your password then deleting these (by highlighting with the mouse and hitting delete key). ...
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Chrome: Can not change/delete/manage password/username on Google Dashboard [closed]

Well I am in a very awkward situation right now with updated Google Chrome. Previously it was possible to change/manage the saved password for specific sites, also, you could view the list of sites ...
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Microsoft Word automatically password-protecting documents

I have a very weird issue I'm working on. We have some Microsoft Word documents that will randomly apply a password to it when saved. It doesn't happen all the time and I can't pinpoint if there's a ...
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How do I “unlock” sudo for 15 mins after login?

It doesn't make sense to me that after authorising myself by logging in, I then have to separately authorise myself to sudo, potentially typing the password twice. This has all come to a head recently ...
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Windows 7 Auto logon

I'm using Windows 7 professional Service Pack 1 on my desktop computer. Every single time I turn on or wake up my computer, I must enter my password which is quite annoying. I'm the only user of this ...
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Allow Putty store passwords

Is there any way to allow Putty to store passwords? Please note that safety is not an issue (private LAN), so the easiest solution would be to save the password in the Putty session (instead of using ...
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In OS X how to avoid typing passwords twice if FileVault 2 is enabled?

After erasing the startup volume with encryption enabled (FileVault 2) and restoring the previous backup, I found myself needing to type passwords twice: the first one is to unlock the drive and the ...
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Setting reduced complexity passwords for a regular user

From root it is possible to set a single character password for any account Example: Here I created a account test3 and set the password t, and the password is accepted [root@localhost ~]# useradd ...
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Can't we set the old windows password again?

Consider this scenario: I'm using windows 7. Initially I had the login password as "first". After sometime I changed it to "second". If I try to set the password as "first" again, windows not ...
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resetting the root password in linux

How do I reset the root password in fedora ? Is there any way out ? I have googled a lot but couldn't find any useful result.
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Mac Book Pro “Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions” process

I have a MBP 13 inch with OSX Lion on it (late 2011 model). Since a few months now it's been slower than when out of the box even though I didin't really start using it differently since then, except ...
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Master password of keypass

I just downloaded keypass and launched it. But it asked me to input master password. Well, I just used it and haven't created any password. How can I have the master password? Please see the image ...
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How to prevent password popup everytime for changing network configuration in OS X Mountain Lion?

I have a few network scripts that I used under OS X Lion that automatically created a ssh connection and then changed network configuration on my local machine to run traffic through the ssh tunnel. ...