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

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How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?

I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to send me passwords securely? Maybe even without them needing a login/password? ...
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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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Windows 7 can't login from lock screen - says invalid password

for the last couple of weeks if I lock my pc with windows key + L, when I try to login I get 'Invalid user or password', then I click on change user, then I can login with my password. If I try to ...
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Not able to change password of TP-Link wireless router TL-WR740N

I am using TL-WR740N from TP-Link. I use Internet of Spidigo. Googling about it I find that I have to open tplinklogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 Now do I have to use LAN (Ethernet) cable or I can ...
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Disabling Fast Start without Administrator rights on Windows 8.1 / resetting the admin password

Ok so here is the issue I am facing: A neighbor got this computer with windows 8.1 on it, put on a password and promptly entirely forgot it, even despite the hint claiming he has NO idea whatsoever ...
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How to retrieve Broadband Connection's password, which is saved?

I got a connection (Broadband connection) where username and password are saved from before and I have forgotten the password. I can connect from this PC but I need the password to connect from my ...
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Password secured folder online [on hold]

Does anybody know if there is a way to have a folder with files in the internet where a password (not encryption, just a password) is required? I thought something like a shared folder of Dropbox or ...
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no administrator password for Windows 7

I'm a secretary and my boss set up my new Windows 7 OptiPlex 7010 (Dell) computer for me while I was on vacation (he does not remember setting any "administrator" password). We are a small office so ...
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How to make password fields in browsers show plain text?

When I'm using the browsers installed on my stationary computer at home, there is no need to conceal the passwords I type in. Instead I'd like to be able to view them as plain text so I don't make any ...
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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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Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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1answer
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Automating VPN launch

I've recently set a VPN connection up, between my home computer (Ubuntu 14.10) and a dedicated server (Debian 7.7), using OpenVPN. So far so good. My question is, how would you go about simplifying / ...
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BIOS Hard Drive Password Security?

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and I would like to know how secure setting a BIOS HDD Password is? Does this apply some form of encryption to the contents of the drive or is it just some simple lock on ...
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Retrieve Passcode from iphone backup files [migrated]

This is the scenario in front of me. An iPhone 4s is available with enter passcode. I have its backup taken from iTunes. I have extracted all the files (*.plist, *.db, *.sqlite, etc.) from those ...
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1answer
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Remove password from 2007 word document while actual password doesn't work [duplicate]

How do I remove password protection from a 2007 word document (docx)? When entering the right password I get an error message telling me the password would be wrong. But: I'm definetly sure it is ...
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Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password

I've set my administrative password. I have not set a user password. When I get into the BIOS, everything is greyed, and there's no where to put in the password. How do I enter the password to ...
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Windows 8.1 login with password AND fingerprint

I have a Lenovo thinkpad w540 laptop running windows 8.1 which has a built in fingerprint reader. Is it possible to have windows require BOTH a fingerprint scan AND a password (not either one, but ...
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John the Ripper: Crack ZipCrypto password

I made a password protected zip file with 7zip, using ZipCrypto algorithm. Set the password to 1234. I am using john-1.7.9-jumbo-7. I followed this manual: ...
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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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How to prevent repeated Firefox password requests when I don't want to login?

I use a Firefox master password, so every time I visit a site with saved credentials, it prompts me for that, which is fine if I want to login. Sometimes, however, I don't want to do anything that ...
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How easy is it to recover a password stored in an application?

For the sake of easy use, I let the application to store my passwords. Several important passwords related to my hosting accounts are stored in Opera, Putty and Filezilla. I guess this might be an ...
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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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I want to see my network username and password

I've connected to my network but my friend who is in the same homegroup as me needs a username and password. So I looked on my computer for the network username and password and couldn't find ...
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Windows Server 2012 Password Experation GPO Not Applying

We have a single DC and are trying to enforce Password Policies to all of our computers. We're trying to change it from the default 42 day max password age to 120 or so. The policy appears to be set ...
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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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How can I set a fixed password in Teamviewer (server) without sending registration data?

I use often TeamViewer both for Windows and Linux (sometimes even for other platforms, like Android) As long as ID does not change between Teamviewer reopenings, it would be useful to define a ...
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Reset root password of a VM

I removed (distrattament) my "sudo" user from sudo group user, I can't use root because I don't know a password for root. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine and when I open Recovery Menu is limited ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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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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Does Dropbox store my password on my computer?

About a year ago I changed my Dropbox password and lost access to the email address my Dropbox account was associated with in the same day due to a rather acrimonious end to my employment. I almost ...
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Hydra empty response, only difference is header locaion

I'm trying to crack my web page to see if it is possible or not. When you try to login on loginpage.php, form is posted to checklogin.php. checklogin.php checks form data and sets Session if login is ...
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Is there a limit in rar password size?

I am using a program because of a rar password that i've forgot and it's keeping passwords tries because of length. Is that a limitation because it's shareware or is there really a limit in the max ...
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We need to open an unknown .dat file

We have an unknown .dat file By a text editor on first of file it says: Standard Jet DB I tried to open it by Microsoft Access but it says enter password. I tried to recover password by "access ...
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Removing Master Hard Drive Password

I bought a second hand IBM T42 and discovered that it has a USER+ MASter Hard drive password. I know the USER PASSWORD so I can log-in. However I will like to alter the MASTEr password and I am ...
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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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Why did my windows 8.1 password change?

I've had a custom password for my windows 8.1 login since I installed the OS. I locked my computer last night and went to bed, and when I woke up this morning, my password somehow had been changed to ...
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Changed my mind - I WANT IE to remember my password

Question from one of the sales guys and I don't have a ready answer for him.. You know how IE8, by default, offers to save passwords? Right after submitting username and password it prompts with "Do ...
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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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Bios Password Reset or Force USB Boot? [duplicate]

I i have Fujitsu AH550 laptop, i put a password on the bios and i forget the password and since i have a broken cd drive and currently no alternative, i can't use usb boot at all. I searched for a ...
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How to git pull without asking password?

I have a problem for make a auto pull for a git repository. I explain my situation : i have 2 sever on linux (Debian), one for the repos (dev01) and another one for make documentation with doxygen ...
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Password protect a hard drive partition

I run a computer training institute. I have deployed 15 N-Computing L300 devices, connected to a single server, an Intel core i7 with Windows 7 Ultimate. The hard drive has 3 partitions. Along with ...
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Invalid username or password on Android lock screen when 2 step verification is enabled [migrated]

I have a Moto G (1st gen) running Kitkat 4.4.4 (not rooted). The first time I signed into my Google account on my device I had 2 step verification enabled. I still do have it enabled. Now in the ...
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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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Looking for new way to create password [closed]

I tend to use same 2-3 passwords for all sites and want to change that but want to make sure I standardize my new approach as well. Looking at password hashing and I know very little other than what ...
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add password to existing zip file with 7zip

Is it possible to add a password to an existing zipfile with 7zip without going to all the trouble of unpacking it and re-packing it again?
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Cracking WPA2 using Intel HD Graphics GPU

I use Linux Kali and yesterday have captured a WPA handshake of my network. I want to crack it's password - but my CPU with aircrack-ng checks only about 2000 keys per second. In my laptop I have got ...
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How secure is a password with English words? [closed]

I typed the following password in howsecureismypassword.net yummy candy yummy It said it would take 100 billion years for a pc to crack. Is this accurate? Even though it has English words (that ...
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In Mavericks why can't I change the password of an account even though I am admin and have unlocked the lock icon?

I am on OS X Mavericks, and I am admin. I need to reset another user's password. So I choose: System Preferences -> Users & Groups and clicked the lock icon to make changes (and entered the ...
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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 ...