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

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Has my password been compromised?

I just tried to register an account at www.mysonicwall.com (irrelavent) and got this error message: This password is publicly available in hacking/security forums and can be easily compromised. ...
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Password stretching in PuTTY

Does PuTTY use password stretching when passphrase protecting my SSH keys? If it doesn't by default, how can I make it do so?
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Network security key field not visible when trying to update password

In the last step of the answer here, I don't see the text field for network security key: How can I make it appear in order to update my password?
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Accidentally typed password on logon prompt in Ubuntu TTY, is it stored?

Note: This is similar, but not identical to the question on how to handle passwords typed into the bash prompt. On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, I opened VT1 using Ctrl+Alt+F1 and mistakenly typed my ...
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How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
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Ask for password once during dotfile installation

Similar to this question, I'm making dotfiles for setup of a fresh OS X machine. It asks for my password multiple times, since install & system setting sudo commands are in several nested scripts. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setup rejects password

I'm currently installing a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in a VM. As part of the setup process, it asks me to set a password for the Administrator user. But whatever I imagine, it rejects that ...
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“save the changes” message after removing the protection from workbook Excel 2010 [duplicate]

Some time ago I protected the Excel 2010 file from the path File > Protect workbook > Encrypt with password and gave it a password. Now that I removed that password via below method: Open the ...
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What is the default symmetric algorithm for encrypting the secret key in GnuPG 1.4.11?

When generating a GPG key, you are asked for a pass-phrase that will correspond to the private key (or keys to be exact). My question is what is the default crypto algorithm for encrypting your key ...
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Why is the advice to change passwords following a data breach? [closed]

We frequently see news stories about high profile security breaches such as ebay and another at apple. As a developer I know the importance of salting and hashing passwords. Assuming these high ...
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How to enter password for Wi-Fi network on my Windows 7 PC?

I have a home Wi-Fi network. Previously it was an open network, without any password. Recently I renamed my network and set a WEP password there. Now on my Laptop I see the renamed network but can't ...
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Windows 8.1 password issues

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a single machine, linked to a live account. Every time, yes literally every time without fail, that I turn it on and attempt to log in I either get a username/password ...
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Many sites claim they aren't capable of viewing subscribers' passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory? [closed]

Many sites claim they aren’t capable of viewing subscribers’ passwords. How does this work? Is it mandatory for websites which allow users to log in? Are there any protocols or laws which obliged them ...
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Disk wipe boot soft setted hdd master password

So I tried to format my hdd with ubcd and I used disk wipe program to delete everything from hdd and the thing is it setted me without me inputing anything a Primary Master HDD User Password so now ...
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Lock screen in Windows XP asks for password even though user login without password

On my home computer (that has MS Windows XP) I have accidentally pressed some key combination (what it might be?) that locked the computer. The lock screen displays current user, and number of ...
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Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

I was wondering today about ways someone could steal my password and I came up with a few questions. I think it's the best to let them be answered by SuperUsers :) My questions: Is someone emitting ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to view password text?

Windows 8 introduces a new feature called Password Reveal. While using Windows 8, whenever you enter your password in the password field of a Windows 8 app, IE 10, or the login screen, a Password ...
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Strong password tip: review [closed]

After having my gmail account hacked where i used for 9 years a too simple password i now decided to change all my passwords. I picked up a quite complex password like RumbleDance56 and to avoid ...
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Does opening GMail using firefox have something to do with Google knowing all my other stored passwords? [closed]

I cannot express or explain thoroughly, but I hope people here would get what I really mean. Most of my friends told me that Google Chrome definitely know all my passwords when using GMail or saving ...
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Teamviewer password has expired?

I am trying to access my home computer while traveling. The teamviewer password that I set before I left home no longer works. Apparently it has expired. Can I still access the computer?
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Cannot run as administrator

I have a small problem. I have several kiosk stations that I created, and I cannot run anything as an administrator because the password is expired. We created an administrative user account ...
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Windows 8.1 power plans: No password prompt when monitor wakes but password prompt when PC wakes

Is it possible to get Windows 8.1 to not ask for a password when the monitor comes out of power saving mode, but still ask for a password when the PC wakes from sleeping? Setting the "Turn off the ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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I'm using Chrome and Chrome Sync; does Google have access to my passwords?

I've been using Chrome (and Chrome Sync) for many years now. Does that mean Google, the owner of Chrome, knows all my passwords? I ask because I realized that Google owns Chrome, and also, it is a ...
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Password cannot contain Q or Z

I saw this interesting page on JetBlue's help pages. It says the following: Passwords: (Typical password restrictions). Cannot contain a Q or Z Why would they not allow specific ...
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Keepass custom autotype sequence for all entries

I want to create a new auto-type like the default Auto-type which sends {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER}. In my case I would only like to send {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD} and leave out the enter ...
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Is it possible to force users to change password periodically in Windows 8.1 Pro and how?

According to the one of the security requirements enforced upon our office, we must start to control / enforce passwords are changed every now and then. Is there a way to force users to change their ...
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Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
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Lost password of sata disk

a customer of me lost his password of a secured sata disk (Seagate). I read that SATA has a security extension which disables the disk by the controller after some wrong attempts. I also read that ...
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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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Reset vTiger 5.4 password

A while ago I installed vTiger on a server for a co-worker. He forgot his password and asked me to reset it. There are some threads out there telling you how to reset the password on older versions of ...
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Why does email allow sender impersonation?

Anyone who's used a bit of PHP to send an email knows that we can use whatever name we want as the sender of an email. To the secretary of a specific business, I can send a message requesting very ...
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How can I stop Windows 8 linking a Microsoft Account [duplicate]

Just purchased Windows 8. In a shared household (including people that do not have hotmail Microsoft Accounts) how can I set-up a generic password for the computer which everyone can use without ...
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Adding a startup password to a browser

In my work computer, I like to stay logged into my email accounts, Facebook etc. However, I am concerned that someone might get into my computer when I am away (e.g. an administrator can log into my ...
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locked myself out of fedora system

I made a mistake and cannot log into my fedora (18) machine anymore. The system only has one user, when I was logged in as that user I locked that user such that it cannot create new processes and ...
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Removing/Unlocking a password on an embedded board

I have a bit of a problem with an embedded device that I am using to connect to through ssh from my Linux machine. I'm not sure why, but suddenly, after not connecting to this board for several weeks, ...
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Windows XP Domain password

I changed the computer properties so that it doesn't log onto a domain anymore, but unfortunately I restarted the computer before I added a new user. Now, I am faced with a logon screen (not the ...
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Evolution/Gnome Keyring won't remember Google password

I changed my Google account password. I'm using Gnome 3 under Fedora 20, so I entered the new password in the Online Accounts settings. I'm using Google calendar and syncing it with Evolution. My main ...
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How to protect dropbox folder [duplicate]

Hi i saw some procedures to protect drop box folder, but i don't like those procedures. My requirement is, if any one click the dropbox folder on start -> my computer -> dropbox folder at left side, ...
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Heartbleed threat: Do I need to change password for websites that I rarely logon?

I've a dozen email accounts, probably a hundred websites and forum accounts and I don't want to go about changing all the passwords. Do I need to change the password of websites that I seldom logon - ...
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Password On Contacts?

I am sharing personal contacts information with another employee, we are using Outlook 2013 on a exchange server. My question "Is there a way for me to put a password on his contacts information on my ...
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Tool/Procedure to Evaluate Whether Each Site in a Password Manager (e.g., KeePass, LastPass, Dashlane) is ready for a new password (post Heartbleed)?

Sites need to be remediated for the Heartbleed exploit before a password is updated. Some sites will be remediated immediately but others may not be updated for months. Lots of us have many dozens ...
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What's an efficient way to change my 200+ account passwords?

I have a lot of online accounts, web services, and so on -- personal as well as business -- so obviously(?) I use a password manager to handle them all. Specifically I use Lastpass but my question ...
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Is keeping a directory with all password a bad habit? [closed]

I use a mac (though this is not critical to the question, it has some relevance) Every time I have to choose a password, I make a plain text with name of the website, username, and password in it. ...
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Reset Windows Server password [duplicate]

I'm trying to reset a password for local administrator for a server running 2008 R2 in raid. I tried using spotmau(doesn't see operating system at all), hiren's boot cd(sees administrator, made ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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Unable to change Hotmail password, but can log in [closed]

I logged into my hotmail account and went to change the password. However every time I try, it tells me "password invalid" for my existing password (which works). I think this is because it is an old ...
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Do end users need to do anything about the Heartbleed security bug? What?

I see in the news about the “Heartbleed” security bug. As an end user, do I need to do anything about it?
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Reset Enable password ASA 5505 via ASDM

I have an ASA firewall setup, but i have forgot the enable password; I have the admin password anyway. I am not trying to reset password using rommon; Please dont suggest confreg break I saw an user ...
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Importing GPG Key

I am trying to import a GPG key to verify a download. I have never done this before, so bare with me. The Key ID is 4203454C. Let me know if you need any more information. What is the process for GPG ...