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

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How can I hide plaintext passwords while editing a plaintext config file?

There are config files like wpa_supplicant.conf that can contain plaintext passwords. Sometimes I want to edit such files on my laptop while sitting in a public place, so it would be bad to show my ...
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Getting chrome sign in password

Currently, I am signed into chrome, and it is tied to my gmail account. I do not wish to reset the password to the gmail account, but I do want to find out what it is (somehow, the password I have ...
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Mumble - Can't log in as SuperUser for the first time

I am trying to set up a Mumble LAN server for my household. I have downloaded and installed Mumble and Murmur and set up murmur.ini but when I try to log in as SuperUser for the first time to ...
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User change password on fileserver

Is it possible for a user to change his or her password on a fileserver with only SMB access? I have a fileserver that many people use. Everyone has the default password. I would like them to change ...
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Setting User Password Policy as per their group Linux?

I wanted to set a password restriction policy , like minlen , maxage , minage etc . I know the way to do it system wide , Can we do it for a particular group of users . I mean only users under ...
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How to disable/setup same name and same password authentication between two windows PCs on the same network?

My Experiment I set up a simple network with two computers, both on the same work group. I created a local user 'A' with password 'A' on Computer 1. And then I created an identically named local ...
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How to delay incorrect password timeout to 2nd or 3rd attempt (Windows 8)?

I currently have a Windows 8 laptop. Normally, when I type in my password to log in, it does so immediately. However, when I type in an incorrect password, it takes several seconds for it to tell me ...
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Fedora Is Asking For Username and password at boot

When I turn my computer on GRUB auto loads fedora and I get Username: then Password: and when i type them in i get error: access denied Failed to boot both default and fallback entries then i get ...
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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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Can't connect to VPN after Windows password expired

I have remote access to my company network. My Windows password was set to expire on January 1st and I didn't change it. Now I can log on in Windows, but after trying to connect to the VPN with my ...
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How to place Firefox/Thunderbird password manager files on TrueCrypt volume?

I don't want enter master password in Firefox/Thunderbird everytime. I've got an idea to place the password manager files (key3.db and signons.sqlite -- or just one of them) on the TrueCrypt volume. I ...
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Firefox sometimes adds space when I select a word

I have this text in my browser window: Your userid is XXX Your temporary password is JBAQJiK9 Please visit `<URL>` and update your password and profile If I double click on any word except ...
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How can I password-protect a Mac shared folder on a Windows workgroup?

We have a Mac-mini running 10.5.8 which already acts as a fileserver for our simple Windows (mixed XP/Vista) workgroup. The Mac-mini is on the same workgroup and the files are shared via SMB, FTP, and ...
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Salix root password not accepted in terminal, is accepted in GUI boxes

When I click a program that requires root password, I enter it and it works. When I go to the terminal and need to do something that requires the password, it gets rejected. I've tried many ...
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Firefox Master Password (ssh-agent)

I use the master password feature of Firefox, and I also use SSH keys to login to a bunch of UNIX machines. For SSH, there is a very useful application called ssh-agent that runs in the background ...
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SuSE tells my password is based on a dictionary word

I'm installing SuSE 13.2 and when typing the initial password, it tells me it is too simple and based on a dictionary word. Where can I check this dictionary on my Linux system?
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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How do I change my face ID?

Okay, so does anyone know how to change or remove your face ID? I have windows 8 and I set up the face ID but the stupid thing cant even recognize my face half the time so I wanna remove it.
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Does Chrome Sync Save Your Google Account Password In The Clear?

Does Chrome Sync save your Google account password in the clear when "encrypt synced passwords with your google credentials" is checked? Or is it saving a hashed form of the password?
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Used laptop wont boot past a black sceen asking for a password

I was given a samsung np-r540 laptop and it wont boot past a black screen that is asking for a password, what is that and how do i get past it? It has no disks that were with it.
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How can I tell what the character encoding of a string of text is?

Troubleshooting an irritating password issue. There's an application we are using that requires a login; I type in the password, it tells me it's wrong. If I open a password manager and copy and ...
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Will using log in screen command capture passwords?

According to this tutorial running Ctrl-a H in a screen session creates a running log. In general this sounds great, it seems useful to log everything I type or that is printed to output, with the ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I created a password for WD Elements 2T USB 3.0 external hard drive and I just forgot it. Is there a way to retrieve it or a workaround? My operating system is OS X Yosemite
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How to reset power on password Lenovo AIO C240

I need to reset power on password or setup password on the BIOS for a Lenovo AIO C240. I tried a lot of things but nothing works. For example: Power off the computer. Disconnect AC adapter (if ...
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passwords on upgraded firefox

I was running firefox 22.0 on Fedora 17 and installed firefox 33.1.1. I saved the old firefox so I can switch between. Both show that they are using the same profile. Using 22.0 I can see my ...
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Reset AD passwords in batch without being an administrator?

I have over a hundred test user accounts in AD that need to have their passwords changed periodically. These are just regular user accounts, but I'm not an administrator in AD. This keeps me from ...
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Google Compute Engine - SSH or RSYNC without a Password

I have several Google Compute Engine (GCE) instances up and running. I have a few scripts that pull information (log files, etc) from these instances, and a few others that push up files. I would like ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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Perforce on Cygwin Prompts for a visible password

When I run the perforce login command in a cygwin shell running inside a mintty terminal emulator, the password prompted by perforce is visible--as I type the characters that make up my password, the ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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Cant disable password complexity windows 8.1 home

I have a simple windows 8.1 home edition pc, with a local account (no email associated with user). When I try to change password it MUST meet complexity requirements (Upper, lower, special, character) ...
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How to reset the windows password of another laptop's hdd?

I have a password reset request for the windows on a laptop. The BIOS seems to be locked and the owner doesn't remember it's password. I have taken out the 2.5" hdd and plugged it in to my windows ...
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Synology + 12345678

I am facing a weird problem with synology Diskstation. Problem: Suppose I created a user that is "Test" with the password "testinguser" I see user created and I can see synology logs for it. Now if ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password of another hard drive?

I have a transformer notebook (ASUS T100A) and am resorting to mounting the HDD in another windows 8 computer. Is it possible to change the password of that windows 8 installation like you would in ...
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Dell XPS 15 L521X BIOS Password Reset

I need to reset my bios password on my Dell XPS 15z as I cant get it to boot. I have tried removing CMOS battery and battery and seeing if that will do it but no luck. Any ideas maybe there a jumper ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

I've installed xampp on my MAC computer in my table I saw a word named user I clicked it and I saw that I was able to change from not having a password by default to using a password. I clicked it and ...
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I delete entries from Chrome password manager, but Google Sync keeps reverting them

I deleted a couple of entries from the password manager (Chrome->Settings->Manage Saved Passwords), because they have wrong/empty passwords/usernames. This is the fifth or sixth time I'm making the ...
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tunnelled clear text passwords in sshd

I have a question regarding this option: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords PasswordAuthentication yes If set to yes, users can login using the local password. What exactly ...
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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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Can't log into ArrisDG860 router

I'm having a lot of trouble accessing the router login page, looking for some suggestions/assistance. Several resets, several 30, then 60 second resets, power on, power off, no ability to edit the ...
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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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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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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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Why does windows ask for the (existing) password twice?

When I specify an account for an application pool to run under, in IIS, I am asked to supply the password twice: I don't understand the purpose of 'confirming' the password for an existing account. ...
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How can I manipulate password manager data for testing?

Is it possible to manipulate the password manager's data in Chrome and IE? Chrome's UI only allows me to modify the password, but not the account name or the host. Some background: we are trying to ...
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Sakis 3G (auto user name and passwords)

i am using sakis 3g to connect to internet because most of times, my modem doesn't get detected in network manager and modem detection is very slow as compared with sakis3g. I just downloaded the ...
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Cannot enter password in IE 10 in Windows 7

When trying to connect to any webpage, I can enter my user name, but nothing gets written when I try to enter my password. It works fine in Google Chrome, but not in IE 10. I tried erasing memory, ...
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How to use john the ripper to create fixed length big letters passwords?

I want to use john (I hope it's possible) to create all possible combinations of the set A,B,C,D..,Z with fixed 8 length, and distinct letters! Meaning: ABCFGRTH QPFLDMRB etc... I've tried it ...