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

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How to set a password on a folder in Windows XP?

How can I set a password on a folder in Windows XP?
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Is there any way to change the password of the current user account using the command line?

Are there any commands for the Windows command line which allows you to change the password of the account? What about without using the current password? (I saw a video about it once and it worked ...
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How to bypass Lenovo Thinkpad power-on password?

My brother has a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. He decided to format his laptop, but after the format he couldn't power on his laptop because of the power-on password. The password is required at start-up. ...
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What is the Windows 7 command-line to remove all remember passwords in Credential Manager?

We can remove remembered/cached passwords via Credential Manager as here and via a command cmdkey as here. I want to have one command that quickly clear all the passwords. How can we do that?
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No mysql password under linux?

I was told that mysql user, similar to root user, by default "has no password". Not an empty password, but rather "no password". I wasn't aware this situation was possible - I thought every user on a ...
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How do I reset my Mac OS X password without an install disk?

My friend has a MacBook (13-inch Late 2007) which was setup by someone else. He can use the computer (he's never turned it off) but has forgotten his password. To make matters worse, home is a long ...
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What means * and ! at second field of /etc/shadow?

As far as I know 2nd field of /etc/shadow is encrypted password of user. But some user e.g. daemon user have * in the field, in my environment(Ubuntu 12.04) root have ! in the field. I assume ! means ...
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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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Why has Chrome lost all my saved passwords?

I'm using Google Chrome on Mac OSX (Snow Leopard.) I had it set to "Offer to save passwords". I used to have a list (when I clicked "manage saved passwords") of various websites and logins. Now ...
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Are root password changes logged?

Long story short, after a recent company "reorg" the root password on all of our servers was mysteriously changed. I need to figure out first how to regain root access, but second how to figure out ...
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Change Firefox's Remembered Passwords, Credentials

So if you've got Firefox remembering your credentials for passwords, and you know where that password file is located, how exactly do you change those credentials if you entered them incorrectly and ...
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Location of admin password file

I know Mac keep hash (SHA) of the password in a file but i don't remember the location somebody can help me please ?
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Make firefox forget master password for session

I like to keep my PC (and Firefox) logged in for weeks. When I start Firefox, it asks for my master password the first time I need a password I have saved. After that, it always automatically fills ...
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Remove a user's password using “net” command'

is it possible to remove a user's password using the net command? I tried "net user <name> *" and just hitting return twice, but this does not work as expected. Is there any other way to do ...
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FTP client on windows that save session password in encrypted text [closed]

Filezilla or WinSCP save password in plain text which is unsecured on public machines. Is there any FTP client can save and encrypt password so that people using it only can access to FTP but not able ...
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How to recover a bios password?

Specifically Phoenix bios.
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Having no password on windows 7 log in physically, but with password through RDP

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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Can't unlock linux user account

I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with passwd -u <user>, but I get a message 'Cannot unlock the password for ...
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Is it easy to hack a weak passworded linux pc from the Internet?

My question may seem very amateurish or even incorrect, but do please take in account that I'm a complete noob in computer and network security. I'm just trying to find out some information here. ...
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Is the space character a valid FreeBSD password?

Is the space character " " a valid FreeBSD password?
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How do I use a password that contains special characters with 'wget'?

My FTP password has a colon; when I do a wget with my user name and password, it keeps complaining that a "bad port number" is being used. Is there a solution? I tried the \: trick but did not help.
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Linux (redhat) how to change password to previous password

Is there a way to change password to value same as the previous password? I know this is a security flaw, but would like to know however. when I try this: [mrbean@wwwserver ~]$ passwd Changing ...
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Password Security

I've been using generated passwords for a while now. I generate a salt, then some input information, and generate something in return. On a large banking website, I used such a password schema and ...
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Is it possible to store a password on USB flash drive and use USB flash drive to input password?

Okay, running Ubuntu 10.04 or Backtrack 5, and I want to create a very complex password with as many bits as possible. But, I doubt I would remember it entirely, and I don't want to look at a notebook ...
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What can I do when I have forgotten my LastPass Master Password?

Right, Here's the situation I'm in - got assigned to a new system. Installed LastPass. LastPass login stares at me... and I'm blank. The password hint doesn't work ( mainly because after their ...
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How to reset the password on a Windows 7 netbook?

I forgot my password on my Windows 7 netbook and I don't have a password reset disk. How can I get in? It's a brand new laptop so I wouldn't mind doing a system restore but I can't even do that since ...
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Lastpass VS Sxipper. which one is better at their thing? [closed]

Well, i've been using sxipper for some time now, but recently came across lastpass. I can't tell which one is more secure or has a better functionality, sxipper however seems easier to use.
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Migrating keychains between Mac machines

Soon I'll be buying a brand new Mac. I already have all the applications I want on the new one (or some of them, rather). However, I want to migrate my keychain. How does one go about that? Is it ...
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Use bash script to copy select txt files from remote server to my local machine

I would like this script to NOT prompt me for a password when I run it. I would like to put a password inside the script that will pass by itself. This is not a root password: It is for an account set ...
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turning off password expiration on linux

I see a lot document suggest to use chage on debian and ubuntu, apt-get update && apt-get install chage does not install the package, e.g. root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# apt-get install chage Reading ...
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Linux password manager program

I' m looking for a Linux password manager, to manage my large number of passwords. I've always been using Keepass, but recently switched to Arch and you really feel this is not a native Linux ...
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My user account suddenly has a password in Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 Professional. I have one admin account and two standard users. The admin account and one of the standard accounts are password protected. The other standard account is not ...
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Change password timeout on Linux?

If I type in the wrong password at login, then the system forces me to wait for about a second before I can retry. Is there a way to reduce this timeout? Also, is there a global timeout setting for su ...
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What's the best way to get a stored POP3 password out of Outlook 2007?

If you have a password for a POP3 account in Outlook 2007 (Windows 7 Home Premium) and you then forget the password, how do you retrieve it? I tried copy-and-paste. No go. I downloaded Mail ...
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How do I give myself admin rights to a sql server instance, having forgotten the sa password?

I have lost all passwords for a SQL Server instance, how do I give myself admin access again?
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Recovering password of an Excel spreadsheet file

I have a serious bad situation: I have an Excel file that is password protected and I need to access the information asap for a deadline for a project. Are there any good Excel password recovery tools ...
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How to use password managers without using the clipboard?

I use Keepass, but to type the passwords I need to copy them to the clipboard, which makes the password vulnerable to interception. I see that equivalent applications for android avoid this issue by ...
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Using GnuPG and its daemon gpg-agent

I'm using gpg-agent to remember and supply my GnuPG password when building Debian/Ubuntu packages. But I'm still confused how gpg-agent works. I invoke gpg-agent as: eval $(gpg-agent --daemon) It ...
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I forgot my encrypted disk password on OS X

My disk is formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). I have a super long and random password. It won't let me paste my password in and I keep manually typing it wrong. There is nothing on ...
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How do I revert to having sudo ask for a password again?

I accidentally made a mistake and made my sudo commands passwordless on my Mac. How can I get it back to default?
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How to safely store passwords in Irssi?

I use several IRC networks and it's unsafe to store passwords in plain text. On the other hand, typing each password after connection is uncomfortable. How can I store passwords in encrypted file and ...
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I have a laptop with Windows vista and when I try to connect to the local shared server asks me for password, when in other PCs there is no need

I have a laptop with Windows Vista and when I try to connect to the local shared server asks me for password, when in other PCs there is no need for any password. If I install Windows 98 I already get ...
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save mysql logins

I have to log into multiple MYSQL DB's on different hosts via mysql cli. is it possible to save these logins so I don't have to trackdown/remember the credentials?
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How to get a password from gnome-keyring

I have recently forgotten password for my jabber account, which doesn't have any simple way to reset it (e-mail only). I have this password stored however on gajim on one of computers I use (I have ...
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How to change SMTP password in Thunderbird? Normal procedure does not work

How to change SMTP password in Thunderbird? Password to my SMTP changed recently, and I can't change it to Thunderbird due some bug. Changing should work like this: User send email Thunderbird ...
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Local admin password recovery: Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I am faced with an unsettling situation. A friend of my father's has rather suddenly become a widower. Naturally ...
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How do I securely delete cookies and saved passwords?

Is there a way, from inside Firefox or Safari, to delete cookies and saved passwords in such a way that the data is unrecoverable (similar to Secure Empty Trash)? Or do they already do this out of ...
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Default username and password for *.example.com

I have a bunch of dev domains that are all subdomains of example.com e.g. test1.example.com, test2.example.com etc They all use HTTP authentication and the same username and password. Is there a way ...
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Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening

I have Outlook 2007 connected to Exchange 2007. When I initially configured it, it asked for my password the first time. From then on, it remembered the password. Recently, our AD policy required ...
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How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...