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

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Log into Windows 8 Account without the need to type the Username

I am using Windows 8.1 with a single user account (the admin account). When I boot up the computer, I am presented with the usual login screen, but rather than simply typing in my password, the screen ...
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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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Get into the router setting without knowing the password [on hold]

So my father has changed the router passwords, and programed the router to turn my wifi connection off automaticly at some times, for example at night. I wanted to know if there is any way I can ...
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How to prevent Google from knowing my passwords?

I noticed that my notebook has synchronized not only my Chrome bookmarks, but also my passwords to sites. This can't be done on demand, because my other computer can be turned off. And this can't be ...
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How to reset the password on a Kurobox PRO?

I've had this old Kurobox PRO demo unit (Precursor to the Buffalo LinkStation series of NAS appliances) kicking around for quite some time now, I decided to fire it up and see if I could install ...
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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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Dell XPS 15 L521X BIOS Password Reset

I need to reset my bios password on my Dell XPS 15z as I cant get it to boot. I have tried removing CMOS battery and battery and seeing if that will do it but no luck. Any ideas maybe there a jumper ...
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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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Windows 7 wont connect to shared folders

I'm going to quote something right from the beginning, this does not work: To configure NTLM compatibility for Windows Vista or Windows 7 1 Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run and ...
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How to force update of network account cached credentials on OSX

My work laptop is OSX and uses a network account for authentication. I have to change my network password every 90 days. I have just changed it, but my laptop has not updated the account login for 2 ...
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Windows is asking for password to browse the available file shares on Samba

Server: Samba on Ubuntu 12.04, with security = user. A variety of file shares - some need to be accessible by guests, some are allowed users = user1. Client: Windows XP, on same workgroup as the ...
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Windows 7 user login fails even with correct password

Booted up my Windows 7 partition today and attempted to login per usual. Denied access due to incorrect password failure, despite having entered the password I have been using for the past three ...
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Is there a way I can password protect a dropbox directory on my work pc?

I use dropbox a lot, and I'd like to start using my Dropbox account on my work PC, however I want to prevent anyone else from being able to access the files in my dropbox folder other than me on my ...
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OS X - Disable password prompt for specific application (AMPPS)

I would love to figure out how to disable the admin password prompt for a specific application (AMPPS). I use AMPPS for local development, and it is constantly asking for my admin password every time ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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I'm getting a 403 Forbidden after accessing a password protected directory

I'm using nginx and when password protecting a directory and entering login detail, i'm 403'ed (:O) location ~ ^/documents { auth_basic "Access restricted."; #Old line. # ...
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Create password protected file for a simple double clicking opening

How to create in linux a password protected file so it ask for the password every time the user wants to open it in linux or windows computers. This process must be done in linux command line but the ...
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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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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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Getting Windows 7 admin account password?

I don't want to reset the password nor delete it. I need to know the password. What can be done? Specific software for that? Easier way of getting the password from inside a non-admin account through ...
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Old password is retained by Google Chrome password manager when changing password for site, because it assigns passwords to exact URLs

I recently changed my password for a website, and logged in with the new password, which caused Chrome to save it. When I tried to log in later, however, it failed. After examining the password ...
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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 - Cannot sign in without an internet connection

I have Windows 8 on my other laptop, and I can't sign onto my computer. I use one password for everything. My caps lock is not on. And I don't have an ethernet cable to connect to my laptop. The ...
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Resetting Windows 8 password

Hello does anyone know of a way to remove or reset windows passwords in windows 8. Without logging in to windows first. In Windows 7 I used Hirens but it is not working for Windows 8. - I am talking ...
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How to transer/execute a script on remote Unix server from Linux machine

I am trying to deploy an executable and execute it on a remote Unix machine (Linux/Solaris) from Linux without entering the password manually. I tried scp and also SSH key-gen utility to interact ...
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What are the password insertion attempts for a Seagate ST9500325AS?

I have forgot the master password for my ST9500325AS hard drive in my Lenovo G560 laptop. The password attempts to insert the password is 2 times per power up. That means that I can make 2 wrong ...
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I am locked out of my account because my fingerprint is not being recognised, and I am being forced to enter both password and fingerprint on win 8.1

I have just purchased a new laptop to replace my stolen old one. Both had fingerprint scanners, but I've been having all sorts of problems with the new one only recognising my fingerprint about 20% of ...
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Linux user cannot login with a password but remove the password and he can

I recently helped someone recover from a lost root password (boot cd), but there is something strange going on. i can add a new user and login as that user. then set a password for that user (as the ...
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Move sessions in Chrome to a different computer

I need to move my browsing session in Chrome to a different computer. For example, on my current computer, I have sessions saved for Gmail, Facebook etc. So, I can go to Facebook.com and it will not ...
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Possible for malware to set a BIOS password?

Strange issue. My PC locked up and I reset it by holding down the power button. It had been overclocked and I received a message that my PC had experienced a boot failure due to voltage issues. ...
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How do you add a top level group in Password Safe?

Password Safe is an application to help you track all of the passwords you use at various sites. It's good, but there's one thing which I really struggle with. I want to add a top level group within ...
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what is the max length of password on unix/linux system?

what is the max permissible length of password on unix/linux system?
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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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Bypass Drivelock HDD Bay Password

I have an old HP Compaq tc4400 It was given to me in order to make it usable, but it ask for a Drivelock HDD bay password I don't have the password, but I've heard rumors that it can be reset ...
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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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Danger on Using Supervisor Password / BIOS Password

I would like to ask about the supervisor or most commonly known as BIOS password, my former instructor says that settings up that kind of password is harmful, and may cause corruption of BIOS in long ...
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How to get OS X 10.9 to save WPA2 Enterprise passwords in System keychain?

I am using OS X Keychain as my password manager. To make it reasonably secure, I have a different password on my login keychain than on my user account, and have the keychain set to lock automatically ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571G BIOS password reset/remove

I had a clean Win8 install under Acer authorized service station for AspireV3-571G under warranty almost 1 year ago. They had changed the BIOS password without my knowledge. Now for dual-boot and many ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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Enable simple password for root user on CentOS

I have a machine with CentOS and I want to enable a simple password for the root user. Something like 7 characters with 2 numbers or so... But I'm getting this error: BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a ...
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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 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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Is a long easy-to-remember passphrase, made out of dictionary words, really secure?

I recently went through the tiresome process of changing all of my passwords to something more secure. I did as it is generally recommended nowadays — I made it 16 characters long, including symbols, ...
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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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Admin Account Keeps Getting Locked Out

Ever since I changed the admin password on my work domain, the admin account keeps getting locked out in the morning when users start logging on to their computers. I am not sure why a user logging on ...
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Find when password was changed - Windows SBS 2011

I'm finding my self at a lost cause, basically when attempting to access one of the servers I manage I was unable to login, the password was incorrect... I did NOT change this password and I had to ...
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LightDM accepts password once, and never again

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Fresh install, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to reinstall after this problem is resolved. When I first start Ubuntu, I get the LightDM login screen. That ...
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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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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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How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop I'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. Would ...