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

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What can I do if I forgot my Windows 7 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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Chromecast not connecting when TP - Link modem has password for wifi

My Google Chromecast connects to wifi only when i put no password to the wifi. The moment i put wifi with password, it refuses to connect. I am using TP-Link model no. TD-W89551ND wi-fi modem. I ...
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use password in win rar to protect file is secure or not

I use winrar to protect a file from others reading it. I set a password on the archive and use a 5-digit password. Is this secure or not? When I want to read it, I extract the archive,read it and ...
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How is it possible to set password policy on user level when AD password policy is in place?

I need to check password security settings for AD users and SQL Server users. So, as AD is in place, I simply obtained the AD Password Policy: Here we see that the maximum password age is 42 days. ...
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Google Chrome proxy settings “with Username and Password”?

I am able to use the google chrome under on Linux Mint behind the proxy. But when the browser starts, each time I have to enter the user and password for the authentication. Is there any way I set ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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How to find (or reset) BIOS password on a Toshiba Laptop

We bought my 87 year old mother a Toshiba laptop. She uses it to check emails and do crossword puzzles. After about 6 weeks, she turned it on and a weird screen came on and it asked for a PW. I was ...
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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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How to set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password?

I can set the inactivity time for the screen saver to start, but I cannot set the time for the screen to lock asking for the password. Is it possible to do it? Is it possible to synchronize the ...
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Can't change network password from command line

I have a previous question relating to how one can change a password of the 'bottom' client when recursively logged in to multiple RDP clients: Change Windows password when in multiple RDP One ...
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How to log in into a user account that a password with a batch file? Or any other settings? [duplicate]

I think I've seen this before but I've never given it much consideration. I usually do not have a password for my own user account, and it's the default one. I set up an automatic boot on BIOS setup ...
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Best way to share certain passwords stored in Keepass?

What's the best way to share certain passwords that are stored in a Keepass database? For example, I want to share certain Banking Passwords with a family member, but I don't want to share my work ...
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IP address already in use Barracuda archiver 350

I am trying to log in to a barracuda acrhiver 350 but every time I tried to change the IP address of the appliance from the CL , i got the error IP Address already in use No matter what ip ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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Need access to hibernating Windows 8/8.1 system to remove viruses

User allowed someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee to remote control his machine. It has to be windows 8/8.1 as it is stuck in hibernation and his password does not work. Have deleted ...
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Remove Cached passwords on User Password reset

I didn't know which of the techy sites to post this on with it having a bit of everything... but on our network users are required to change their passwords every 60 days... now when this happens ...
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lxqt polkit asking for root's password when account is locked

pkexec asks for the root account's password. But the account is locked, it doesn't have a password. Therefore it fails. It's easy to change this behavior in gksu. I don't know if I just suck at using ...
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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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Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords?

Is there a way to force Google Chrome to remember passwords for sites that have autocomplete turned off? Clarification: I am a programmer, but ideally, I'd like a method that I could help regular ...
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How to clear the BIOS security password on this notebook?

I recently got an Acer Aspire E11 (E3-112m) and in order to install another OS I had to set a Supervisor password, so I used a well known password to me, the problem is that such password contains a ...
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Allowing users to unhide (format) only chosen columns

TL;DR, what I want to achieve: Hide some columns which I do not want to show to anyone (check) Hide some columns which I want to show only to some users (check) Set separate passwords for both ...
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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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Risk behind weak password policy [closed]

I have a bit an unusual setup: I am a bank with systems, that are not accessible from outside (no direct internet access). To get access to those systems, you first have to physically enter the banks ...
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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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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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Reset root password or enable sudo on MacOS X Mavericks

I have a MacOS X Mavericks installation with a single user Admin and empty password for that account: Now I'm trying to install Cocoapods, but can't use "sudo", because I don't know the root ...
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How to reveal pppoe password behind asterisk in my router?

I lost my pppoe password, so I want to recover it from my router configuration setting but I am not succeeding after my lot of research on Internet. I used many password revealer tools but it can't ...
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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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How to lock a unlocked GNOME Keyring?

A password prompt is offered to unlock the GNOME Keyring when I login to my user account. I was wondering how to lock the keyring back in the same session it was unlocked? (I understand that I can ...
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Is it possible to decrypt files which were encrypted by gpg with a very strong password?

I have encrypted my important files by gpg with a 32-length password, includeing upper-case characters, numbers and some special characters. I have stored them online so they can be download by ...
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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 secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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Chrome doesn't ask to save password after deleting a password

Some of you may be familiar with this issue which is that I had my passwords saved by Google Chrome and I accidentally clicked on "delete". When I log in, Chrome doesn't ask my anymore to save my ...
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Show Wifi password when entering it via Network Charm Bar?

I'm working on a Windows RT Pro tablet running Windows 8.1. I'm trying to connect to my company's Wifi network. The company has one of those 60 character passwords composed of words. The Networks ...
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how to recover deep freeze password

Please help, I've lost my deep freeze password. What do I do? I need to disable it but I forgot the password. Is there any software that can be used to uninstall it even if its enabled.
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Escaping a password using mysqldump console

I am running a mysqldump via a bash script and have encountered a problem with a password that contains special characters. mysqldump -hlocalhost -uUSERNAME -pPA$$W0RD DATABASE | ...
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Is there any way to reset the BIOS password on a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50B?

An elderly disabled neighbor organized this new laptop. However, she has forgotten the password when prompted on booting “Enter Password.” I think it is set by the Toshiba software in Windows 7.1. How ...
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How to find out the user who changed the MySQL root password?

On my CentOS testing server, someone has changed the MySQL root password. Is there any way to find out, who changed the password and when?
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Set Windows to prompt for password when opening lid, but not go to sleep

I often plug my computer to my tv and close the lid, so I set 'Do nothing' when closing lid in the power options. However, I often close the lid when I walk away from my laptop in public places like ...
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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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Removing CMOS battery doesn't reset BIOS password

I have an old acer extensa 4620Z which I just disassembled, removed the CMOS battery and reassembled and it's still asking for a password. One thing I read is that you should leave it for 10 to 15 ...
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How to safely store passwords in Irssi?

I use several IRC networks and it's unsafe to store passwords in plain text. On the other hand, typing each password after connection is uncomfortable. How can I store passwords in encrypted file and ...
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Chrome “Login Data” file can not be imported to another computer

I read that all the Google Chrome passwords are saved in C:\Users\Joel\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in a file named Login Data. So I tried to copy that file over from the original ...
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Inadvertently entered a password into the BIOS and now I can't use my laptop

I was trying to fix my computer and I was doing all sorts of stuff in the BIOS when I ended up putting a password on my system. Now when I turn my laptop on, it asks for a password right away before I ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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command to pipe in password when prompted by command prompt

runas /profile /user:administrator "cmd /c net user /add [username] [password]". I used the above command to create a new user using administrator permissions. After I enter this command, it prompts ...
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How to password-protect a file with Adobe Reader X?

Is it possible to create a password for a file on Adobe Reader X?
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How can I set a fixed custom 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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How can I retrieve the password from my Acer laptop [duplicate]

I have two laptops from my son that passed away a few weeks ago. These are password protected to get into the Windows 7, besides he has left a list of password hints that I do not understand. How can ...