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

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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 ...
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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 ...