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

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OSX 10.9 Mavericks: admin password lost - recovery mode doesn't work

On my Mac (10.9 Mavericks) I have a normal user account (rxt) and an admin account with administrator privileges. Last week I changed this admin password, and forgot it. Stupid that I didn't store in ...
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Windows Password Policy: What exactly do the complexity requirements involve?

I am currently viewing this feature in Windows 7, but I imagine it is very similar if not identical in many of the other Windows OS versions. I am looking for an explanation of the exact rules for ...
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2 users that have the same passwords on windows 7. will the hashes in the SAM file be the same?

Let's say I have a computer with win7 and I made 2 different accounts. Now I've set the same password for both accounts. My question is whether the hashes of the passwords in the SAM file will be ...
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Default SA password of SQL Server automatically installed by SharePoint Server 2010 setup

I installed SharePoint server 2010 recently on a test server. It was installed in standalone mode. After the installation, I realized that it had installed SQL Server Express 2008 (10.0.2531.0) ...
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Dial-Up “Network Logon” Remember Password for non-users

So I setup my 2 dial up connections so anybody can log into them: Which brings you to a screen with a username/password prompt (for the connections). However the issue is, I don't want it to ...
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What are the password insertion attempts for a Seagate ST9500325AS?

I have forgot the master password for my ST9500325AS hard drive in my Lenovo G560 laptop. The password attempts to insert the password is 2 times per power up. That means that I can make 2 wrong ...
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Create a default password for all new linux users?

I know there are various ways of updating the password of a user with a script. I am looking for a way to set a default password for a new user. /etc/default/useradd doesn't help I don't want to set ...
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OS X - Disable password prompt for specific application (AMPPS)

I would love to figure out how to disable the admin password prompt for a specific application (AMPPS). I use AMPPS for local development, and it is constantly asking for my admin password every time ...
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Chrome: How to propagate a password from Keychain after I delete a user from Chrome setting menu

I would like to know how to propagate a password from Keychain automatically after I deleting existing chrome user using delete this user button from Chrome setting menu. It worked more than a month ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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How was I able to login without a password and without authorized_keys?

I started with a box at Google Compute Engine (Google's cloud service) with an account named xyz and an ephemeral IP. Let's pretend the ephemeral IP was 2.3.4.5. Before I started the process below, ...
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Password procedures

tldr; How do people manage their myriad passwords safely and easily? Personally I have about 4 different accounts to supercomputers that are 'high security', 3 different e-mail accounts with ...
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Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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Recover Firefox password files from backup

I recently set my Firefox (actually Iceweasel 24.3.0) master password and promptly forgot it. Before I set the master password I made a backup of my homedir and want to recover the password files ...
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dell inspiron 5323 13z cant gain access LOCKED ou t of bios

I am completely locked out of my dell inspiron 5323 13z.Iit says i need a bios password. It gives me a password hint with a completely black screen and i cant get any further. I have tried opening ...
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Windows 8.1 multiple passwords needed to sign in

I've been having some security issues lately so i was wondering if there was any possible way to have multiple passwords needed to sign into one user on windows 8.1
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How can I set a fixed password in Teamviewer (server) without sending registration data?

I use often TeamViewer both for Windows and Linux (sometimes even for other platforms, like Android) As long as ID does not change between Teamviewer reopenings, it would be useful to define a ...
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sync back my chrome passwords after channel change

I am recently changed chrome channel from dev to stable and lost all of my passwords. chrome://settings/passwords - is empty but my google account is in sync and google dashboard says that i have 281 ...
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convert the saved passwords in fire fox to text

I want to copy the files and folders which store the passwords saved from within Firefox. Some sites claimed that they could be found here: ...
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In what files are the stored passwords in Firefox saved?

I want to copy the files and folders which store the passwords saved from within Firefox. Some sites claimed that they could be found here: ...
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Disabling Microsoft Outlook 2007 password prompt when starting application [duplicate]

I have an issue with Microsoft Outlook 2007, where whenever I start the application I am prompted for my email address and password. I even disabled this by going to: Tools --> Options --> Mail Setup ...
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Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

So I am trying to make my main desktop be able to reboot right into the desktop without asking for a password, but I still want to be secure when I'm accessing it remotely. No one is ever going to ...
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How do I disable a password check on my computer using a local account?

Is there a way that I can disable my password on login but only while still using my MS account? It seems like there should be a way, and I disabled login after screensaver and waking up computer, yet ...
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Where are Google chrome passwords stored in windows?

I know that Google Chrome stores the login data at LocalAppData\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Login Data but this doesn't shows the password, password value shows as the single special character. I ...
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new version of KeePassX (0.4.3) won't let me open database with key file and blank master password

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04. to 13.10. New KeepAssX (version 0.4.3) does not let me open a database with blank master password. I either uncheck the password field or fill it. When I check ...
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How to restore replacing website by other site on LastPass

I just replaced a site by another site on LastPass, but afterwards I realized that I did it wrong. So I need to restore the original site back again. What should I do?
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Using Keepass + Dropbox, where to store Dropbox's password?

I'm thinking about starting using KeePass2 with the password database on Dropbox to manage my passwords. I've been doing my research on the subject and I already moved a couple of passwords there to ...
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How to reset forgotten Administrator password on MacO X?

We recovered a MacBook from our Marketing manager; it was the only Mac in the company so our skills with it are somewhat limited. The Mac boots fine and logs in, but we are stuck with doing ...
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What are the security implications of having submitted password in username field?

Let's say I typed my password into the username textbox of a frequently-visited website (https of course) and hit enter before I noticed what I was doing. Is my password now sitting in plaintext in a ...
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Location of SHA512 Haslist on Mavericks>

I'm trying to find the SHA512 hash of the user passwords on OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), I'm aware that you can get the user .plist from: /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/{username}.plist ...
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Import Firefox passwords into KeePassX or KeePass2

I have an XML export of my Firefox Passwords in the form (I replaced real passwords with *): <xml> <entries ext="Password Exporter" extxmlversion="1.1" type="saved" encrypt="false"> ...
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How to bypass password prompt when opening Money2000 files without password?

I have installed MS Money 2000 on Windows 8. Installation went without any problems. However, it asks for a password when I try to open the files? I never used passwords before?? The old computer is ...
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Remove internet password from OSX Keychain [duplicate]

I'm unable to delete my FB internet password from OSX Keychain. I have it stored 3 times and what upsets me I don't know when did it stored it. Error message is 'The specified item could not be found ...
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Howto set a root password in Freenas?

I installed Freenas 8.3.1 on my micro-server and it never asked me to set a root password. I already configured it as necessary via the web GUI but now i want to set a root password so no-one can mess ...
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Unable to reset the local admin password for my VMware Workstation [duplicate]

I have the following:- VMware workstation 9.0.2 The host is windows 7 . Inside the VM I have windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. Unfortunately I forgot the admin password for the VM . so I have ...
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Why John the Ripper is so slow with simple password? [closed]

I'm using John the Ripper version 1.7.8 on Linux Ubuntu to crack Linux user passwords as an exercise. I run the Linux on a virtual machine. I created a user called "User1" to the system and set a ...
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Retrieve Hotmail password with Google Chrome

I have a Hotmail account that I have used since the 1990s. Recently I forgot my password after being asked to change it. Google Chrome still logs in to my Hotmail account automatically on my laptop, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 login screen does not recognize my password

Recently i installed Ubuntu 13.10 but in log-in screen i can't enter password. whatever i type is nothing recognized by screen and i can not log in into my account but if i log-in into guest account ...
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Ubuntu on login don't ask password

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have set a password for login. It don't ask at startup but when I lock the screen it ask password. How to make ubuntu to ask password at login? Can anybody help? I have ...
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How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password [duplicate]

My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the ...
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Windows 7 unable to log in [duplicate]

I have a laptop that is running Windows 7 (had it for a couple of years). Recently, I turned it on, and was presented with the Windows log in screen as usual. However, despite entering my password ...
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Default windows wifi password?

In windows 7, when you go to Control Panel > Hardware And Sound > Add a Device a new wifi "hotspot" (so to speak) is created which can be connected to with an android, ios or other computer. However, ...
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Is it safe to store critical passwords in server environment variables?

I have a cluster of servers, each with configuration files that currently contain plain-text passwords for sensitive, mission-critical systems (message queues, data stores, and other services). Some ...
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Does Dropbox store my password on my computer?

About a year ago I changed my Dropbox password and lost access to the email address my Dropbox account was associated with in the same day due to a rather acrimonious end to my employment. I almost ...
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SCP remember password

On debian, is there anyway for scp to remember the password I've typed in for the duration of my ssh logon, similar to how sudo does? i.e. PC ---ssh(putty)---> server 1 ---scp---> server 2 ...
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How to reset the Apache web server password on Mac?

When I try to start the Apache web server on our Mac it asks for a password. I forgot the password and I know that I was the one who put the password on it because I'm the only person in our family ...
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Can't access SMCD3G router from Comcast after a password change

We have the SMCD3G router in our office that is a business class router from Comcast. I discovered that it had a very simple password, that no one at Comcast warned us about! To make matters worse, we ...
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How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop I'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. Would ...
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Unable to unlock a SSD

I own a laptop Asus K56CA. Shortly after I bought it, I swapped out 5400rpm drive for a Samsung SSD 840. I’ve set up passwords: BIOS Administrator and User; also Master and User HDD Password. Now, the ...