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

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The effect of Acronis image restore on Windows 7 password expirations

I have a question about how user account password expiration works within Windows 7. I have been able to fine some explanations online about individual aspects of my situation, but nothing which ...
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I accidentally typed password into console's “login:” prompt

I accidentally typed my password into the console's "login:" prompt. Is there any place where the password history could have been saved? I am running Linux 3.13.0-71-generic, Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. ...
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Why can't we use/set function keys as password keys?

In any operating system the passwords with Fn were not allowed. For instance, I can't keep Fn + some character as password. What's the reason behind it? Any technical aspect which prevents the ...
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Chrome Not Saving Passwords on Mac

I recently was forced to destroy everything in the ~/Library/Keychains folder on my Mac (we're using Active Directory users and I've always had keychain troubles when it's time to change the ...
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how to set a computer wide password not just for Windows or Linux?

I want to set a password that you'll have to type down before even seeing the option to choice the os to run. Or, in the unlikely situation that there is nothing as such, what is the earliest time you ...
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Thunderbird won't ask for NNTP password—how to fix?

Have not been on Usenet for ages. Don't remember deleting profile, but it was gone when I launched Thunderbird. Deleted the ~/Library/Thunderbird dir to force creating a new one. Added the news ...
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Startup Password placed on Laptop by Hacker

I work in IT at a company and a member of staff has recently been hacked and the hacker has added the Startup Password authentication for Windows, I cannot guess the password and it is not the same as ...
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Make firefox remmeber password for children sites

You guy know that I have localhost for example, I installed many websites on the host, then when I login to a website, Firefox will ask to remember password, just click Yes and done. However, It will ...
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Auto-login with Putty.exe

I have Windows 7 running on my PC, and am using Putty.exe to connect to Red-Hat server, somewhere along the network. Usually, I double-click the Putty.exe file, choose a session, and press 'open'. ...
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How to recover FTP password from dreamweaver mx 2004?

Let's say you have dreamweaver mx 2004 installed and it is the only remaining source of your FTP password. How do you extract this FTP password? It is possible to see how many characters the FTP ...
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How to change password for Gentoo LiveCD in 2015?

I have a LiveCD from Gentoo. Gentoo still does not offer an installation option, so I planned on working from the ISO image and saving VM state after configuring the VM. To configure the VM, I need ...
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really check if password has been changed

On a non-critical server (Debian 7, kernel 3.2.65 x86_64) running under a Xen VM framework, it's a system I log on once a month under "user1". Today I: - cannot log as user1 via ssh+password - can ...
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linux password contains carriage return (^M or 0x0D or \r): how to send password through ssh

I have a password for a user in linux that contains text and carriage return. I am trying to connect using ssh (with or without sshpass) but I noticed that ssh doesnt send carriage return in password, ...
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Hacker put password on PC, need help to get into PC

My Uncle got a phone call from hackers pretending to be TalkTalk and as he is elderly and was tired, they talked him into doing things on his laptop. When they started to talk about banking etc he ...
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when trying to connect to computers in office is says wrong password , but pass works on local machine

I'm my office network, I'm using all deferent types of windows from xp to 10 the problem I have is from these 2 computers one is running win 8.1 enterprise one is running win 10 pro . from all other ...
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Password protect an application

At our office we each have an Outlook account. When you open Outlook, it automatically shows the inbox of the currently logged on user. Is there a way to make Windows ask for the users password again ...
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Use Microsoft account but with local password instead

So when I got Windows 10, I was trying to setup Cortana and all those other fun apps, and it asked me to log in with my Microsoft account. But when I logged in with my Microsoft account, it switched ...
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GRUB menu edit protection only

I set up the GRUB password protection on my Ubuntu LTS 14 64bits. To do that I generated a hash of the password with grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2. Then I edited /etc/grub.d/40_custom to add those 2 lines: ...
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Can I have an account in Windows 10 that is linked to my MS account but does not use a password?

I have a Windows 10 PC in my living that I use as a media PC. Originally I installed Windows 10 and set up a local account without a password. I want this because several people use this PC and I ...
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Can malware access my passwords? How do I keep my accounts safe if they did?

I've already decided I have some sort of Malware, but I want to know what information is at risk. I've changed a few passwords since the problem started, and I've had a lot of other online activity. I ...
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Forgotten BIOS admin password - HPprobook 450 G1

I own an HP probook 450 G1 and unfortunately I have forgotten my BIOS admin password which I set about 1 month ago (I wrote it down somewhere but I cant find that location). How can I reset it - in ...
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How to access computer without password

So I never really post questions in forums like these but this one has got me stumped. So I upgraded my windows 7 computer to Windows 10 and didn't like it plus things were messing up. I decided to go ...
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How do I Disable Windows 10 Password Hint?

When I first created my user account on Windows 10, I was forced to add a password hint as well. I have tried to remove the password hint, through the Windows 10 settings, but I have been unable to ...
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Hard drive password reset on Lenovo T520 / secure erase

I have a Lenovo T520 with a Seagate Momentus Thin self encrypting drive and now I want to remove all encryption so I can use it normally as an external hard drive (usb case for 2.5 sata). I know the ...
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Can't change password on my Windows 8

In our school, they gave us little computers to do our homework on and stuff like that (and we paid like 300 for them, and we get to keep them for life). Anyway, my sister found out my password and is ...
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How can I recover access to a Windows 10 virtual machine?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine (host: VMware Fusion 7.1.2 on El Capitan), and I gave it a PIN on installation. I tried this morning to get into it, and it said on each of several tries that the ...
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By making one login password less it makes a subsequent login prompt a password

I need to run a script on a machine which is only reachable trough some hopping. So I wrote a little script: ssh -t user1@host1 ssh -t user2@host2 ssh -t user3@host3 sript_to_run.sh This works ...
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How can I use chpasswd to set a password to nothing (for SSH purposes)?

I can create a user and set its password in one line like so: echo <sudopw> | sudo -S useradd Bob && echo Bob:P4ssw0rd | sudo chpasswd --crypt-method=SHA512 ...
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Rsync with SSH prompting for remote password

I have followed the following guide to setup Rsync with SSH between my local machine and a remote server: I performed the below as root: rsync -avz -e ssh /home/user/dir ...
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A shortcut to connect with Microsoft Remote Desktop without password on Mac

On a local area network I want to connect to a Windows PC from a Mac using Microsoft Remote Desktop and stored credentials using a double-click on an icon without other steps. What I managed to do: ...
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Is there a plugin for Firefox that forces Firefox to request the system password to view the passwords it stores? [closed]

I left my computer open (didn't lock it), and it very likely that someone living with me went to see what passwords were there given that I am the one that told them how to do so. I wish Firefox were ...
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BIOS Password Help Needed

So I have an Acer Aspire E1-571. I'm trying to get into BIOS(you know when computer/laptops starts and you press F2 and an old fashion panel comes up). But the problem is that when I press the F2 ...
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“iCloud vs Browser” which is a better place to keep your passwords [closed]

Using a MAC, with iCloud enabled for storing your password allows you to store your passwords on your iCloud account which is accessible across all registered devices that are linked with same iCloud ...
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Changing an expired Domain UserAccount Password from a Worgroup Computer

We have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller. Some users log on using Remote Desktop Terminal Services and when their password expires (3 months) a prompt is given to change their password. But we ...
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Chrome is ignoring my saved passwords on OSX after keychain deletion

I'm using Google Chrome on 3 OS X machines. For one of these machines, the username and password autocomplete is not working at all, even though I am asked to store the password after every login. I'm ...
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Cannot remove HDD Password

I have set a HDD Password to my Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop. I can reset my password but cannot remove it. I can't find a option to remove the password in the BIOS screen. How will I be able ...
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Where does Google Smart Lock have all my passwords from?

I just accidentally noticed that there is this thing called "Smart Lock" in my Google account. (https://passwords.google.com/settings/passwords) There are 480+ of my passwords stored in there! Where ...
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Is it there any way to force “Passwd” command to ask existing password everytime?

Myself running Kali 2.0 Sana which was Debian based system. Currently running as root user. One of the common problem I face was any user whom has physical access can change my root password within ...
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Can Windows be set to not prompt the local user for a password after a remote desktop user has logged off?

I have a Windows machine that I use as an HTPC and server. I sometimes log in to it using Remote Desktop, using the same username/password of the user who is normally logged in. After I end the RDP ...
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Decrypting BitLocker and regaining access to Windows 8.1 after forgetting the local user account password

I am trying to regain access to my Windows 8.1 local account which I have lost the password to. BitLocker is enabled, and I still know the BitLocker password. I have attempted to use ntpasswd but it ...
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How to configure John The Ripper to use a static string as part of password discovery?

I recendly found an old microcontroller project of mine again and want to use it. Unfortunatly I forgot the password but know the middle of it. Further I get managed to free the shadow file. Is there ...
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How to get rid of lag/delay when unlocking Windows 10

With Windows 7 (and XP) I could walk up to a locked PC (without Ctrl-Alt-Del requirement) and start typing my password, even with the screen off, and the keypresses would all be sent to the password ...
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Chrome option to save passwords greyed out

A colleague of mine is having issues with Google Chrome. The option to have Chrome save passwords is not available, the tick box and label are both greyed out. Chrome was previously saving the ...
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How to invoke re-authentication like chrome while managing saved password?

I was wondering that if there was a way to invoke windows password exactly like chrome does when we try to see the saved password. I don't want to use a third party application as it's possible to ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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Create it so I don't have to login to windows when I am connected to a certain wifi network?

How can I make it so if I am connected to a certain wifi network that I don't have to type in a username and password into the computer. But when not connect it requires a username and password. I am ...
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I want to sign in my microsoft account but use local account

This is a company terminal but it would be easy for me if I could just sign in my Microsoft account. I am allowed to sign in any of my account but I am not allowed to change the local password of this ...
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How do I change the root password on my Synology Rackstation?

Synology's OS doesn't seem to have a passwd command, and I have been unable to change my Root user's password using the synouser command: MyNas > synouser --setpw root hunter2 Lastest ...
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Retrieve password from auto login page

I realize there are several similar posts but I believe this one is unique. I usually sign into a a wireless network that does not have WEP. There is no password listed in the properties. However, ...
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Create password protected file in linux

i need to make my file password protected , whenever i tries to open the file it should ask for a valid password... i found one method. vi -x file name whenever i open the file it asks for password ...