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

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Windows 8 auto login

On Windows 8 I don't have the option on a PC I am dealing with to auto login. In netplwiz I don't have the checkbox, as screenshotted: Any suggestions?
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How can I find out the password complexity policy?

A user tries to change his/her password in a Windows domain and it's not accepted: The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity requirements How can an end-user find out what the ...
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Firefox's master password does not protect my web accounts

I've set up a master password in Firefox 3.6 but it's not working as I expected. I always save my passwords within Firefox for frequently visited sites like Facebook, Yahoo! mail, Gmail, Twitter etc. ...
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Remove password from an Excel Document

I'm providing internal support and one of our users has managed to put a password on an excel file by accident, I've done the proper checks to make sure that the user should have access to the ...
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Why does the login check take longer if the password is wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would an incorrect password attempt take a lot longer to process than a correct one? I noticed that when starting Windows and being prompted for a password, if you ...
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Password-protected file in Mac OSX

How do I store multiple files in an archive (like .zip/.rar) with password-protection on Mac OSX? It has to be a portable file to keep on Dropbox or a USB-key. Also, the password-protection must be ...
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Two password (factor) authentication to root user / sudo

With regards to running Linux remotely (SSH) I'd like to employ two levels of authentication for accessing the system with root privileges. I have the root account disabled / locked out so direct ...
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What's the best way to store an encrypted svn password on Ubuntu Server?

Hullo, I have Ubuntu Server running a subversion server. I'm running the client on the same machine through SSH, and I'd like the svn client to remember my password, but not to store it as plaintext. ...
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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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How do I make my script ask for a password, like sudo?

I am writing a script which would be potentially dangerous if run in the wrong way. As a safety feature, I want the script to require the user to re-enter their password first, much as sudo does. So ...
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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. ...
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Set a password that's not linked to my Microsoft account?

I have a really long password for my Microsoft account, and I don't want to enter that every single time I log in, so I was wondering if I could have a second, smaller password for just the computer ...
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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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printing passwords: How can I differentiate l/1, o/O/0, etc and visualize spaces?

I would like to print randomly generated passwords, so that look-alike characters like zero and the letter "o" or one and the letter "l" are clearly distinguishable. I would also like to find a way to ...
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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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Windows 7 locked out account

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer. There was only one account (mine, created at installation, password protected, full administrative access with UAC enabled). To speed up the startup + login ...
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How come I can't enter my password in PuTTY?

I can connect to my host with PuTTY. But when the PuTTY terminal asks for my password, I am not able to enter any letters. I reinstalled putty.exe, but the results are the same. Can anyone help me ...
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How to encrypt data on an external hard drive?

I want to secure my external (1 TB) hard drive that I use as a physical back-up for my home computer so that if the drive is stolen (eg burglary) then the data is not easily accessible by a common or ...
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Security Beyond a Username/Password?

I have a webapp that requires security beyond that of a normal web application. When any user visits the domain name, they are presented with two text fields, a username field, and a password field. ...
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Force OSX text field to accept copy-paste

Short version: Is there a way to force text field in OSX to accept pasting a string, despite that the developer (Apple) set it to not to accept copy-paste? Long story: Platform: OS X 10.8.2 ...
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Why does it take longer for Linux to tell me that my user password is wrong, than it does for Windows?

I use both Linux Mint and Windows 7 depending on the task. I've noticed that when I try to login in with an incorrect password it takes longer to tell me so in Linux than it it does in Windows 7. ...
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How are windows passwords handled?

I am looking for good informations about how windows handles the passwords of its users: Which algorithms are used (which hash, do they use salt, ...) Where are the passwords stored Are there known ...
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Why can't I connect to the wireless network after the network password was changed?

My family changed the network password and some other network settings after new computers were brought into the house, because apparently they wouldn't work with the settings or password we had. ...
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How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting

I have some sites which I log in to regularly that use HTTP authentication. I have the password saved in Firefox's password manager. How can I get Firefox to always use that password without ...
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Is there a limit in rar password size?

I am using a program because of a rar password that i've forgot and it's keeping passwords tries because of length. Is that a limitation because it's shareware or is there really a limit in the max ...
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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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Hacker sending email from hotmail, changing password doesn't stop it

A colleague of mine seems to have had their hotmail account hacked - lots of spam is being sent from their account to their contacts, and the spams show up in their Sent folder so they're definitely ...
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Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop

I have a laptop but forgot the BIOS password. I cannot go beyond the BIOS password screen and need to continue. Is there any way I can reset or even remove the BIOS password on my laptop?
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Firefox: Remember new passwords without prompting

How can I make Firefox automatically remember all passwords without prompting?
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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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Chrome Saved Passwords security issue

If I save a password in Google chrome someone else can easily see the password from Setting -> Advance Settings -> Manage saved passwords -> Show (in required password field) and use it ...
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Allowing multiple passwords attached to one account (Linux)

Is it possible to have more than one password simultaneously attached to a login account in Linux? I'd like to be able to add a temporarily-authorized user to an account on my web server, but don't ...
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Retrieving password for VPN in Mac OS X

I'd like to retrieve a password I entered a while ago for a VPN in Max OS X Tiger (in the Internet Connect app) and have since forgotten. It's probably stored with some simple obfuscation in some ...
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Password reset programs only find passwords from one OS on a dual-boot system

I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I need to reset the passwords on Windows Vista, but the password reset programs I have tried only find the Windows 7 passwords and not the ...
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How to get past the login page with wget?

I am trying to use Wget to download my private GitHub pages, but I cannot get past the login screen. How do I send the login/password using post data on the login page and then download the actual ...
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Password protect google chrome

Is there any way to password protect google chrome browser? So that I can do "Remember password" on sites browsing in chrome in a shared computer and others can't access it
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Bash command to compress folder(s) with a password

How can I compress two folders into archive file (zip, gzip or something like that) with a password on the files? For example I have folder structure: rootDir dir1 dir2 dir3 dir4 I need bash ...
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How can my clients easily send me passwords securely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can clients easily and securely send me passwords? I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to ...
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Are there any password managers for iPhone and Windows XP? [closed]

Can you recommend a password manager that syncs between an iPhone and (at least one, preferably several) Windows XP computers? Being able to generate passwords would of course be a nice addition, but ...
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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 set Windows not to prompt for password on resume from sleep

My friend wants to make it so he only has to input his password on his laptop when he turns on the computer and logs into it. He wants to make it so if he closes his computer and it goes into sleep or ...
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What is default password for linksys WRT54GL routers? How to modify it?

What is default password for this user? Is there a way to modify default password so it does not reset when it is rebooted?
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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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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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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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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How to unlock password protected MicroSD?

Recently I locked a MicroSD memory card from my Nokia 6210 (S60v3) and forgot the password. It was not much of a problem but today I formatted the phone and it is now asking for password. I tried to ...
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How can I read password protected Word files on OS X?

I receive Word documents by mail and read them using the built-in Gmail reader. Sometimes the documents are password protected and I need to obtain access to a Windows machine with Office installed in ...
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How to enable autologon in Windows 7

I have tried typing the following: control userpasswords2 however it only brings up the control panel.
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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 ...