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

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Sharing admin passwords with coworkers in small IT company

We are a small IT provider with couple of employees. We'd like to share a lot of customer password data we need to maintain the customer services. What password repository software there exist which ...
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How to prompt (gui) and use root password on a script?

I would like run a script of mine that need some root privilegies on a gui way. For example, a simple script could be: #!/bin/sh clementine sudo shutdown -h 00:00 The first line opens the ...
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Removed password from Windows 7, now I cannot login using Remote Desktop

I removed the password from the only account on my Windows 7 computer and now I get the following message when I try to log in. "Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed". I did some ...
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sudo: a tale of two folders

I have 2 folders: drwsrwsr-x 25 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 13:45 demo drwsrwsr-x 28 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 12:43 dev and a script to create a folder within these. When I run the script ...
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Error resetting root password “Token Authentication error”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, though this issue existed before I upgraded. I am the first user on my system so my password is the default for root but when I try to su to root it won't accept my ...
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How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords?

I have about 180 passwords for different websites and web services. They are all stored in one single password protected Excel document. As the list gets longer I am more and more concerned about its ...
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How to prompt user for a password to use an application in Mac?

Is there a way to prompt the user for a password when he or she tries to open a given application? And is there a way to set that to something different than the user account password? I want it to ...
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How to change password for virtual Windows 7 installed using VMWare?

I run a virtual Windows 7 on host OS Mac OS X 10.6.8 using VMWare Fusion 3.1.3. How to change password for Windows 7? EDIT: When seeing the following I sent a Ctrl-Alt-Del signal from VMWare ...
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Does the BIOS encrypt the password?

Does the BIOS encrypt the password? If not, can it be found with physical access? If yes, which algorithm does it use?
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SSH password not working from iPhone to laptop

I recently jailbroke my iPhone 4, running iOS 5.1, and am trying to recover some files that were deleted. I am new to SSH and am currently using Cygwin. The issue I'm having is that when I try to to ...
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How can I set a git config item as a function?

I'm trying to set up the gist gem, but I don't want to have my GitHub password stored as an environment variable or git config item. The README from the GitHub repo explains, You can also define ...
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When did I set the administrator password for windows 7?

I've just installed a windows 7 professional x64 [on my netbook], and started a program installer as a normal user (edit: whose account type is admin), that should have been started as administrator. ...
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View Windows Server 2008 password

I reinstalled my PC and lost the credentials to a remote server. The remote username and password that I have don't work anymore. What I have is a recovery console via VNC where I can login into a ...
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Pdf Password Protection

I am trying to password protect a large pdf collection, with one password per PDF file. I want to set a random and unique password for each PDF, and keep track of them as they are set. I am looking ...
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Store my password, and don't give it back to me for a certain time [closed]

I have exams and I have to study very much. But, there are some web applications and social network sites that take too much time of mine. I need an application (preferred a web application, a local ...
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Change the password Windows 7 has stored for a wireless network

I have a new laptop which I used to connect to the guest network in our house. I typed in the wrong password at login and now I cannot type in the correct one. How can I clear or change the password ...
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Where to store security credentials (aka passwords) for special cron jobs?

I want to write a cron job that authenticates for a certain mail account. As there are multiple ways in giving the script those credentails: config file, hardcoded in script, arguments in cronjob ...
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Password Prompt For Wifi Connections in Linux

I have been using a few flavors of Linux for a while now. But, I Still haven't figured out how to turn off the repetitive password prompt for Connecting to a Wifi networks. Is there an automated ...
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Password protect USB flashdrive

I have 16 GB USB flash drive and using it for multiple purposes: As bootable Windows & Linux installation packages carriage (with http://www.sarducd.it) As PortableApps carriage What I need ...
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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?