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

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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Account doesn't exist. How to resolve?

I'm trying to update my father's Windows 8 PC to 8.1 and then to 10. Unfortunately there's a bit of a mystery surrounding his Microsoft account login. His user account has a password that he uses to ...
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Android privacy - phone recognized my new wireless router network automatically

I had a DLink wireless router. Recently I replaced that with an Asus RT-N56 wireless router. I kept the same network name (MyNet) and password. RT-N56 operates in dual mode, with second network as ...
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How to Change/Remove UEFI Hard Disk Password

I am using an ASUS laptop running Windows 8 and have forgot a UEFI password. The password isn't essential to startup, for I have a user password and a master password. I know the user one, but I've ...
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How do I configure SSH on OS X?

I'm trying to SSH from one Mac running OS X 10.6 to another. Seems to work fine via a password, but I can't get it to use a RSA key instead. Where is the ssh configuration file on OS X and what is the ...
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Why do some sites that offer OAuth still require a password? [on hold]

I'm looking for an actual technical reason why the security offered via a OAuth provider (Google, Facebook, etc...) would not be sufficiently secure for authorization purposes. What is gained on a ...
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Why is my BIOS power-on password not resetting even though my CMOS battery has been out for over an hour?

I have an old HP xw8400 workstation. I didn't remember the power-on password I had set for it. So I unplugged the computer, took out the CMOS battery, and left it out for over an hour. But the ...
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A hacker changed my website's hosting password [on hold]

I'm developing my own website from a template I bought from HTML5UP, my web is still under construction, but it is uploaded to my server for testing. First suspicions things happened just after I ...
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How to find password on a router (cabled) without a hard reset? brute-force only option?

So I've seen a few post like that on here but none seem to work in my case short of brute-forcing but I've never done it before so I want to be sure of what I'm doing first. Alright here is the deal, ...
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Gmail recover password while logged in Iphone [migrated]

I am in a quite chicken and egg situation with my Gmail account: I forgot my password so I can't access from desktop. I am logged in my Iphone Gmail app. The phone number is not related to the ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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How can I export chrome passwords?

I want to be able to export passwords from Chrome browser so that I can make a printed copy.
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SSH still prompting for password with authorized_keys

I'm trying to log into a server with a different user. The user's name on the server is gitquery. I used ssh-keygen to create these files locally: /opt/gitquery/gitquery-rsa ...
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How to reset user password for a MediaWiki instance using sqlite database?

The web server does not have email functionality, so the regular "forget password" feature does not work from the password resetting web page. Also the standard documentation on resetting password ...
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netctl start asks for root password

Every time I do netctl start Newton (Newton is the name of my wifi network's profile) I get this message: ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units === Authentication is required ...
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Chrome not asking to remember passwords

So at one point, Chrome asks you (after login) if you want it to save the password. The next few times I login, the dialog box/bar doesn't pop up but the key icon near the star is there. I click ...
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Is there any way to show a user's current password in Windows 7?

I wonder, is there anyway to show a user's current password in Windows 7? (if you are administrator) I am not at all interested in changing the password, I want only to view the password. Is there ...
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How to connect to Ubuntu Server on Azure via password authentication

I've created an Ubuntu Server on Azure. I've specified password as a type of authentication and now I have an SSH url. I can't seem to be able to figure out the correct ssh client connection command ...
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removing Password from MS Word DOCX, that come from new versions

i followed the perfect guiding given for older versions of MS Word, and as my protected DOCX file could not been opened, i put the queston here more specificly- trying to insert the protected file ...
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How to restore MS SQL logon password

I am running MS SQL Server. The SQLSERVICE logon password was changed incorrectly and now I'm getting a logon failure warning when starting it. Is there any way to restore previous used password?
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Cisco VEN501-AT wireless access point password

I just got DSL from AT&T, and their gateway (router + modem, model 3801HGV) only supports 802.11b/g wifi -- which is kind of pokey at this point. (It's faster than the internet connection, but I'm ...
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Hard-disk #…, the system Primary HDD, is protected by a password authentication system

A client's Inspirion was requesting a bios password. I retrieved this from Dell. It then asked for HDD Password. Dell provided two options but neither worked. Quack Quixote suggests simply moving the ...
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\/?' was unexpected at this time error in batch file

I am trying to integrate a password generator into my batch file so that it generates multiple passwords. Unfortunately it give the following error: \/?' was unexpected at this time. The expected ...
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Laptop is asking for password (which I never set), even when without hard-drive

One day my laptop got infected by a virus, and I cleaned all those suspected infected files with Avast! Antivirus. I didn't check what kind of files are cleaned, since there are hundreds of it. Now I ...
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How to set BIOS Password on Windows 8.1/8 to Ensure Security

As we all know that BIOS password is the first protection layer for our computer. But not so many people know how to set BIOS password on Windows 8.1/8 to ensure securtiy? I need the answers. Help me, ...
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Maximum setlocal recursion level reached. Can't print more then 30 times?

I want to print a defined number of passwords to a file. The code I found on this site is made for 30 loops as I see and I want to print much more, say, 1000. After a few runs, I get this, error? ...
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Print multiple .bat generated passwords to a .txt file

after searching this site for "how to generate a password with CMD" I found some very useful examples. Then, I wanted to be able to print more then one password at a time (who would want to click all ...
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How to reset/delete my glassfish password?

I'm trying to install GlassFish v2 on my Macintosh. The installation instructions say that it should prompt for an admin password, but it doesn't, and now I can't log into the admin console on ...
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How to revert laptop back to default logon page of domain?

My Neighbour asked me to assist him with his laptop. His wife passed away and he cannot use the laptop because it is password protected, by the company she worked for. He has no PC or Cell phone and ...
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How to set a password for Program (Application) in Windows 8?

I have installed a viber for windows 8 PC. There is no option to sign out from it. The best way is to secure my account is using a password for that app when open it. There are many ways I found to ...
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Windows 7 scheduled task stops working after changing windows password

I have a scheduled task that triggers every hour. It runs as a service, meaning it's marked with "Run whether user is logged on or not". Because of my company's security policy I have to change my ...
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Cannot Remove Password on Windows 10 Account

I am having an issue with removing a password from my account on Windows 10. The account is currently password protected, but I do not want it to be. To resolve this, I attempted to use the "Settings" ...
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Copy password to clipboard using batch scripting

I want to copy password to clipboard using bat file. I have tried some suggestions like echo|set /p=Ps5dP%q$@mxnx|clip But the problem is, it does not copy % sign to clipboard. Above script works ...
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Arch (Linux): Failed to start verifying integrity of password and group files

I have just started installing arch and installed numerous programs, one of which is mysql. Upon starting linux, I recognized this error [FAILED] Failed to start verifying integrity of password and ...
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How “strong” are the standard passwords by pwgen?

I'm trying to determine how many different "easy to remember" 8 character passwords can the pwgen tool create? Unfortunately, I did not find this information, either on the manpage or on the ...
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How can I password protect my Outlook profile picture?

Someone is changing my Outlook profile picture without my permission as a joke, and I'm not sure how they're gaining access. I have a Windows login password, and have changed that. How else could ...
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Authentication working with partial password

I have a 13 character long password and my system is allowing me to authenticate with only 8, why? I have no clue at all, so please give me some guide on what to add to my question, for instance ...
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Start a vagrant vm with windows as host without password

We have windows as host system on our Laptops. Since we want to use docker we created an vagrant VM. So far it is working fine, but one this is enjoying. Since we use this only for development we ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't remember SharePoint password on saving

I am connecting to a SharePoint hosted site outside of my intranet through Internet Explorer 8. While accessing the site, I am required to provide user name and password with an option to remember the ...
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Recovering wireless network key stored by Intel PRO/Wireless Application

My laptop is configured with a wireless key ( for a WPA2 network) stored by the Intel PRO/Wireless application. How can recover that key ? WirelessKeyView can be used to recover keys stored by the ...
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Retrieve Hotmail password with Google Chrome

I have a Hotmail account that I have used since the 1990s. Recently I forgot my password after being asked to change it. Google Chrome still logs in to my Hotmail account automatically on my laptop, ...
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SSH prompting for password when there isn't one

I have a small embedded device that runs Linux and an SSH server. This box is set up with one user (root) and no password whatsoever. Currently, there is one Windows XP-based laptop that is used to ...
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how do I ssh while automatically using the password I use for my account

Hi I have some hosts I need to ssh to, the username I use for those hosts are different then the username of the pc that I ssh from. but the password is the same, is it possible that when I ssh it ...
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Is it dangerous to write down passwords? [closed]

I have a list of passwords for some sites I use on an Excel spreadsheet (no macros or anything in it). I've read many places (online and offline) to "remember your password or write it down in a safe ...
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disabling password dictionary checks while keeping minimum length check in linux

In RHEL 7, password policies are controlled by pwquality.conf and pam_pwquality.so. I want to disable dictionary checking but keeping the minimum password length to 8 characters. If I remove ...
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What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?

I got a brand new Windows 7 machine, installed the operating system, created one account and forgot its password. What can I do? There is no external CD, the operating system is loaded from somewhere ...
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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How do I reset the Windows XP Administrator password?

I have forgotten the Administrator password of my Windows XP installation and locked out. Is there a way to reset it? I do have physical access to the PC.
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Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
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How to collect WiFi password entries [closed]

Is it possible to collect passwords users enter when attempting to connect to a WiFi hot spot? Would the wrong passwords get saved anywhere?
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Disconnecting from networked computer

I was given my old computer at work when our company merged with another, but its still connected to the work network and requires my work user name and password.. Is there a not terribly complex way ...