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

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Importing GPG Key

I am trying to import a GPG key to verify a download. I have never done this before, so bare with me. The Key ID is 4203454C. Let me know if you need any more information. What is the process for GPG ...
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Windows Won't Recognize Login Password

I have a friend who has a laptop and it was working fine until two days ago. It won't accept his login password to get into Windows. I believe this may be a user profile corruption. When he was ...
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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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mysql (mariadb) ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

I'm working on Xubuntu 15.04. I already installed the MariaDB-Server on various systems and was always asked for a root password during installation. This time, however, I don't remember being asked ...
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Complete password- and key-less login for user using SSH

I want to use this plugin in my text editor to debug my HHVM application. Therefore I need a Linux user which is able to login via SSH both without password and without key authentication. How can I ...
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Linux Ubuntu Password reset

I used the passwd >username< on Ubuntu, and it gave me a list of options. How do I get past them? If I try using the options, it won't let me. Please help. Thanks!
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Android accountmanager - storing passwords [on hold]

How does androids accountmanager store passwords From the developers website it says they are stored in plaintext. This is fine for unrooted devices as they can't be viewed however on rooted devices ...
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How good is PDF password protection?

It appears that Word's password protection is not really good, at least until Office 2003, if I read this SU entry correctly. I'm under the impression that Acrobat's PDF password protection should be ...
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Password requirements for Wi-Fi WPA2

Wikipedia says: Also referred to as WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) mode, this is designed for home and small office networks and doesn't require an authentication server.[9] Each wireless network device ...
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Changing strong protection passwords of private key in the Windows certificate store

When importing a x509 certificate with a private key into the Windows certificat store, there is an option to set a password for that key (It is called “strong protection” in the Certificate Import ...
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Command line for centos' user password

I need help for password administration on Centos. Well, I have CentOS' users and I want them for setting up their own passwords, so I want a command executed from root to allow them to set up their ...
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I have downloaded a movie form a torrent,AVI file format, it says that the avi file has a password. How can i remove password from the file [closed]

I have downloaded a movie form a torrent,AVI file format, it says that the avi file has a password. It gives a box and says to enter the password below. How can I remove password to gain access to the ...
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Restore password protected SSD

I've got a broken PC which had a LITE-ON LCT-128M3S solid state drive that I would try to throw in my own PC but when I turn on the PC (Even before the opportunity to go into the BIOS ) it asks for a ...
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Should we answer any “security Q&A” at all on websites? [closed]

This question is not related to a webapp, but is more related to any website: nowadays, many websites ask for "security questions", and should we answer them at all? When the website asks us for ...
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how can I check my rsa passphrase?

I think I've forgotten my RSA passphrase again. Is there a way to have my local command line prompt me for it so I can check if I at least what I remember it as is correct, so I don't needlessly ...
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Require UAC password different from the user password

Is there is a way to make UAC prompt for a password that is not the password of any of the users on the PC? Is there a way to set a UAC password so that not even any of the administrators could ...
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Sony VAIO ASSIST won't clear BIOS Password

I'm locked out of the system BIOS for my VAIO VPCL231FX for both the User and Admin Accounts. I've tried pressing the ASSIST and POWER buttons. however, I still can't bypass the BIOS password. ...
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After Windows 10 Update, Login Password Not Working

I upgraded to Windows 10 and was enjoying the new software. I shut down and the next day when I turned on the computer it asked for the password. I did not have a password on the desktop. So even ...
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How to run a service account without user password?

I regularly change user-account password, after doing so I have to manually update Fiddler -It's a web debugging proxy- service account credentials. Is there a way to create/run Fiddler service ...
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DRIVELOCK password

From the Control Panel on my computer, I changed the administrator name and password. When I logged in, it was still OK. But when I restarted it again, it did not accept my password. It says the ...
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How to run a service account without user password?

I regularly change user-account password, after doing so I have to manually update Fiddler(Its a web debugging proxy) service account credentials. Is there a way to create/run Fiddler service account ...
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Windows 10 lost administrator rights and cant insert administrator password to change settings

I have changed my username from netplwiz. I have restarted the pc and now I am a guest account. I go to change settings but I can't insert the admin password! I have only option to insert a ...
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How to disable Windows 10 lock screen password on IDLE only

I would like to configure this windows 10 machine to not ask for a password when resuming from IDLE, but still ask for a password when resuming from STANDBY or HIBERNATE. The screen needs to turn off ...
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How to get the correct password?

If I know that a password field has 10000 possibilities because it's a 4 numbers password like 1234. Generally, It is abcd where a,b,c,d is any integer between 0 and 9 and so that's how I get the 10^4 ...
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How can I efficiently change the credentials of several hundred scheduled tasks?

I have a Windows account that needs to have its password changed. The problem is that Task Scheduler has a few hundred tasks running under this account. Is there any way to efficiently change the ...
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Where does WinSCP store site's password?

Where does WinSCP store site's information or password? I can't find it under Documents and Settings...
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Chrome installation keeps asking for Administrator password [duplicate]

I am trying to install Chrome on my Dell Computer but when I set it up it keeps asking for an Administrator password. I was given this computer as a 'gift' so I don't know what to write as the ...
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Ubee EVW3226 UPC

First question, did someone know the root password for the ubee EVW3226? I have admin/Admin but the settings are extremely limited. Also, can some how I use my Asus rt-ac68u and the modem as a ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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Storing data to survive clearing broswer history

Been playing with tampermonkey/greasemonkey lately and I came to idea to console log every password input value. This gave me an idea for a possible vulnerability. Ofcourse wherever I store this data ...
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How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
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What format/algorithm is the hashed password in Windows 7 answer files?

I created an answer file using Windows System Image Manager (SIM). I stored the password and set it to hidden, resulting in some form of hashed password. Does anyone know what format this takes? I ...
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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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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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Strategy & steps: Import & sync Passwords from Chrome into Password Manager & maintain them?

Strategy & steps: Import & sync Passwords from Chrome into Password Manager & maintain them? Keeping in context this thread: How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords? regarding ...
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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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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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How do i hide Windows batch file or hide the password in this text?

I have a code that I save into a text file and label it locker.bat, and it will hide a folder for me. But the problem is I can just right click and click edit and find the password (like down below ...
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Windows 10 locked account

I upgraded to win 10 2 days ago, and now my laptop cant log in. When I enter my CORRECT password, it says "Your password is wrong", and say that I can change my password. Even when I changed my ...
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Hotel WiFi cached wrong password. Now stuck in endless failing loop

I am using Mac OS X. I am at a hotel where a website login prompt pops up when you connect to their open WiFi. I typed the wrong password and saved it on accident. As a result, it no longer prompts ...
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Import Network Settings (wi-fi) from Windows to Mac; Bulk Import of Wifi Keychain Passwords

I have a CSV/TXT file with a list of network names and passwords (together with network/password/encryption types) that looks like this: ***Networkname1*** ESS WPAPSK TKIP passPhrase ...
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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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Will the sticky keys' method work for bypassing Windows 8 passwords? [closed]

I haven't bought Windows 8, but I'm interested in a question. From Windows XP to Windows 7 (almost 12 years and maybe more), Windows had a great "bug" for bypassing passwords - sticky keys. So ...
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Laptop BIOS password unknown

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v6535 laptop (preety rare 2008 machine) that has a BIOS password which i don't know. Here's the story: I got this laptop from a dump (i do not know the ...
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How to reset BIOS on ASUS K53E

My BIOS is password-protected, so that I can't access the BIOS settings (I don't have problems with booting into Windows XP). The BIOS is made by American Megatrends (AMI). I've been trying some ...
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Set a specific password for sudo

Would it be possible to set a password different from the user one and the root one? I find that asking for the user password kind of useless and the root one, even more, just give him the root ...
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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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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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Windows 8 Lock Screen randomly activates “something” that jams Password Entry

My system is currently running Windows 8.1, and since the update, I have been encountering an odd problem. I lock my system whenever I am not present (basic security), but when I come back to it, ...
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force SSH (on client) to ask for password (Xubuntu)

Please, how do I configure the SSH-asking-password politics? I am using hibernate a lot on my laptop. The problem is that when I resume and make a SSH connection which I had already done in the ...