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

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Freeware tool to crack excel password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove password from an Excel Document I have an Excel document that is password protected Are there any freeware tools out there to crack the password to open a ...
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Changing user password logged in as Admin

I forgot my Windows XP password to logon to my laptop. My username is on the "Office" domain for work. When I logon as the Administrator I have to logon to the local domain "This computer". How do I ...
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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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Why has Google Chrome lost all of my saved passwords?

I have a Dell laptop running Windows Vista. A few days ago I had a problem with Google Chrome saying "Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable." I believe that the ...
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Change password of encrypted disk image in OS X with Terminal

I would like a program that would exist on my flash drive that, when run, would open an encrypted disk image with a stored password then change the password to a random number store it for using it ...
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Reset user passwd when you don't know it

I have a small problem. I have shared keys setup on my domain, so I never type my password to login anymore. I've forgotten my password now. This is a problem because only my user can sudo. Password ...
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Modify root password on MacOS X

On a Mac I do not have the root password, but I have a user with administrative privileges. Can I use it to reset the root password? Thank's. MacOS X 10.6.3
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Removing the BIOS password on a Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop I have a Dell D620 laptop. My younger brother set password by mistake on BIOS Setup and forgot it. How do I reset the BIOS ...
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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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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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How can I change password for multiple credentials in Windows Vault (a.k.a. Credential Manager)?

My Windows 7 laptop is not joined to my company's Active Directory domain. However, I connect to a number of resources on the domain, including intranet sites, file shares, and TFS. Every three ...
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How to modify or delete a saved Windows network password?

I usually go to Network->House-PC and can then access my Office-PC but I changed the password on my Office PC and now I get "Cannot connect to Office-PC" error. How can I provide it with the new ...
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How do I see if I am locked out of Windows 7 in case I don't know the password?

If I keep entering the incorrect password for an account at Windows 7 start up, do I get a notification when the account is locked? Or does it only come up once I enter the correct password, after too ...
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Network Service Account password

In order to debug a SQL Server 2008 stored procedure, I would like to change the account that the SQL Server (MSSQLSrver) service is running under, namely, changing the account from "Network Service" ...
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Anyone know the default password on a Lexmark 4600 MFP?

Just opened the package, greeted with an admin screen. The password isn't blank and there's nothing I can see in the user manual. Google searches seem to turn up nothing, also.
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Password for Windows in language which is not available [duplicate]

My Password to enter Windows is in Greek, but in the logon Screen the Greek language is not supported. The same thing happened with another person in the (Forum), but the answers cannot help me... ...
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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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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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Clear cached (not saved!) network passwords without reboot

I have a accessed a network share and Windows 7 asked me for a password. I entered the password and did NOT check the "Remember my credentials" check box. So the credentials cannot be found in the ...
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Can I make Windows have multiple passwords for a single user?

How can I make Windows accept more than one password as the correct password at the logon screen? What registry key do I change, or what setting?
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gitosis with password authentication (don't want to use ssh-key)

I followed an online tutorial to setup gitosis on my LAN server and it's using ssh-key to authenticate now. All the tutorials I saw were using ssh-key authentication. I was wondering if I can use ...
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Saving a new Opera Wand entry for a site previously dismissed

How do I save a new Wand entry in Opera for a site when I have already selected the "Never ask for this website" on a previous visit?
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Chrome passwords/data

Does anyone know where Chrome passwords/data files are saved on Linux? I would like to move them with a symlink to my encrypted folder.
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Is setting a mail user's shell to /usr/bin/passwd in the /etc/passwd file a safe way to allow them to change their own password by simply ssh'ing?

I have a machine which is used mostly as a mail server: $ uname -a Linux myhost.com 2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Dec 19 07:05:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and I would ...
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Disable Windows 8 incorrect password delay

Whenever I type the incorrect password in to my Windows 8 machine login it takes longer and longer before I can attempt to reenter the password again. I believe this is a security feature and by ...
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Chrome master password

I have read that Chrome developers will never add a master password to chrome without any real reason: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/chrome/k6JmRoGJp5w/Th9hdBwqIU0J Is there any ...
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Want to clear my BIOS password on Toshiba Portege M200

First: I know my BIOS password - but there is no option to remove it in the BIOS (or I don't see it) I can enter the BIOS (v1.40, the newest 1,80 had some problems with upscaling my processor), it ...
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Is it feasible to crack ZIP passwords?

I have a piece of software I have to install on company laptops. The installer needs a serial to work properly, but I don't have it (my manager isn't here so I can't ask him). The installer tells me ...
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Multiple http auth details on the same site + chrome save password functionality, is there any way to handle this case?

Google Chrome seems to be saving passwords on a per site basis, but I'm developing a site where I'd like to have different http authentication details depending on the directory accessed AND have ...
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Allow Putty store passwords

Is there any way to allow Putty to store passwords? Please note that safety is not an issue (private LAN), so the easiest solution would be to save the password in the Putty session (instead of using ...
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Password protect the boot menu on a desktop computer

On most computers we can press a key, in my case F12, to access the boot menu where we can choose to boot from another drive, such as the CD or another HD. I want to eliminate that possibility or ask ...
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Are there applications for generating human-friendly but secure passwords? [closed]

I'm using KeePass for storing my passwords for various sites, because you're more vulnerable than you think if you use the same password on multiple sites (especially if it is short enough to be ...
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Does Linux store passwords in obscure places?

After reading this article, I'm properly paranoid that Linux is storing passwords on my disk somewhere that I'm not aware of. As a person with an above average preference for privacy, I don't tend to ...
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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 migrate the password of a user to another server?

I'm migrating users from an old server to a new one. It's only a few users, we want to migrate only the active ones and reorganize groups in the process, so I'm doing it manually. One problem remains: ...
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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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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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How good is Word's password protection? [closed]

I have a password protected MS-Word 2007 file that needs to stay private. How good is Word's protection? If it's not very good, can you suggest a better method for keeping the file protected? EDIT: ...
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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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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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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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Adobe Reader: remember password for a PDF file

I've bought some ebooks - password protected PDF files. Since the passwords are very long, I wish Adobe Reader could save them for future usage. Does anybody know a solution or workaround for this ...
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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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Resetting a BIOS password

I was recently given a laptop off of a family relative, and they said they have set a password trying to be secure, however they have forgotten the password :I. It is an Acer 5750G laptop, and I am ...
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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?