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

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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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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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Bypass BIOS password set by faulty Toshiba firmware on Satellite A55-S1065 laptop?

I want to rescue this 7 year old laptop that has been crippled by a glitch in its BIOS: 'A "Password =" prompt may be displayed when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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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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why I can do ssh connection without generating a ssh public/private key first?

My advisor has opened ssh access for me to his machine. From my machine (mac OSX), I type ssh username@hisMachineIP and enter a password, I can connect to that machine. But on my own machine, in ...
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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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WD 1TB HDD Password enabled and unallocated. Data recovery required

Ive got a WD 1TB HDD with a password enabled on it. The drive is still an external enclosure, it has never been taken out of the original casing. One day, for some unknown reason, when I plugged it ...
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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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public key always asking for password and keyphrase

I am trying to SSH from a NAS to a webserver using a public key. NAS user is 'root' and webserver user is 'backup' I have all permissions set correctly and when I debug the SSH connection I get: ...
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Why is the program to make Windows 7 automatic log on called “netplwiz”? Is it available in the Control Panel?

So it is stated on websites such as howtogeek.com that to automatically log on to Windows 7, type netplwiz in the box after we click the Windows Start icon, or press WinKey + R and type in netplwiz. ...
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Unable to unlock a SSD

I own a laptop Asus K56CA. Shortly after I bought it, I swapped out 5400rpm drive for a Samsung SSD 840. I’ve set up passwords: BIOS Administrator and User; also Master and User HDD Password. Now, the ...
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hp g70-250us laptop cracked screen and forgot password [closed]

I forgot my password to my laptop and it has a cracked screen. I've connected to my t.v. but it only shows the log in screen and I forgot my password. Any help?
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su- no password entry for user? installing powerline with pip

I am trying to install Powerline using pip to do the installation. I'm installing in to /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/powerline using the su -c "pip install github******" and get the response ...
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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 can I password protect a folder in Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Password protect a folder For example: I store my payslips in digital form on my computer. How can I prevent someone who has legitimate access to the computer from ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Need to retrieve administrator password without rebooting

Case: I'm using new work PC; I can open admin command prompt; I don't know admin password; I use my PC as dummy/development local server, so my PC shouldn't down for a long period of time; runas ...
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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 you remove a hard drive password on a Lenovo Y580?

I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with hard drive passwords enabled for both drives. The circumstances (frequent travel) that prompted me to install hard drive passwords are no longer in my life, so I'd ...
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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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Is encrypting the password legal? Not using any hash methods

I tried to login to my college social network site but I forgot my password so I clicked the "Forgot Password" link then an email has been sent. It stated in that email my username and the super duper ...
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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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A list of (or method to get) a list of every word in every language [closed]

I am looking for a list of words from every language including slang. Does such a grand list exist? I know my best bet is to get the /usr/share/dict/words for every language and fill in the slang ...
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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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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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Win 7 can't change boot sequence/don't have Admin password

I do not have Admin password to this machine. I need to re-image it, but I can't change the boot sequence due to not having the Admin password and I can't get it to boot from the CD? There are ...
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Change Windows 8.1 password: windows chroot equivalent?

Trust me I scoured the net. Long story short, I was tasked to remove/change a forgotten Administrator password of a Windows 8.1 UEFI laptop computer (ASUS T100TA-DK005H). I thought it was easy as ...
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Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?

Is there any way to limit or throttle the number of attempts at entering a password in the UAC prompt? Putting limits on how many times a password can be entered (either absolute or per time ...
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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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Using Keepass + Dropbox, where to store Dropbox's password?

I'm thinking about starting using KeePass2 with the password database on Dropbox to manage my passwords. I've been doing my research on the subject and I already moved a couple of passwords there to ...
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Windows 7 can't login when LAN cable plugged in

If I login to any user account in my PC and type the password for any users the password will be accepted but when I plug out the LAN cable from my PC(if cable were plugged in). It shows username or ...
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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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Is it possible to get a wifi password with a usb? [closed]

By the title I bet you are scratching your head and saying "What??" But I assure you it is not 100% stupid. My school has a hidden and locked WiFi (Don't worry about them seeing my mac address.) I got ...
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Convert a Large .txt file to a ophcrack rainbow table

I have made a txt file with some passwords in it and i need a way to convert it into a rainbow tables to crack windows passwords using ophcrack. I have had a look on Google but i haven't found a way ...
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How do I make Firefox 4 save passwords without asking?

This is not a duplicate, the original question covers versions of Firefox before 3.6. The way Firefox has been designed in these newer versions is fundamentally different from how it was in that older ...
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How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords?

I have about 180 passwords for different websites and web services. They are all stored in one single password protected Excel document. As the list gets longer I am more and more concerned about its ...
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How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting

I have some sites which I log in to regularly that use HTTP authentication. I have the password saved in Firefox's password manager. How can I get Firefox to always use that password without ...
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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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Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
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Windows 8 always fails to login every restart after I changed the password to my MS account

So this isn't like the other similar issues. I'm not locked out of my account. I've changed my MS account password online and restarted my computer. After the restart it obviously didn't auto-login ...
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How should I properly store passwords as a user? [closed]

So we all know that it's a bad idea to use one passwords for all your services. A breach in just one service, could allow the hacker to access every one of your services that uses the same password. ...
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Does Office365 have “App password” option?

Does Office 365 have "App passwords" like Google does? Unique passwords given to applications requesting access that can be revoked? I've looked and I don't see the option. Edit 1: Added images of ...
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How to configure automatic password handling for git commands:

I have an automatic build script for my build server that builds Android applications. As part of this building process, I need to pull the current sources from the repository to make a release and ...
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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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KeePass Password Safe 2.12: Unhiding Passwords?

KeePass 2.12 - Turning off hidden password - When I open an entry, the password is disguised by asterisks. How do I turn off this feature so that I can recall previously inputted passwords?
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Default password of kali OS after first installation

I installed kali OS on my hard disk and set nothing as username and password.Now at the time of login it ask for Localhost username and password.I tried "root" and "toor" as default but didn't worked ...
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How to save the password for a mapped network drive?

I have a map drive created from Tools > Map network drive. The drive is mapped to a different machine's shared folder. So each time I switch off the machine, it asks for the password when I open the ...
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How to restrict the another user to see the network security password in windows 7?

I'm using the internet through a wireless router. I'm worried that some other person can see my network security password easily, by simply clicking on the check box in my network security ...
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How to set password on already existing winrar archive and encrypt it also?

Not when creating new archive, but on existing archive. I would also like to know how to do that in other archiver.