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

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GUI password prompt: `Incorrect password`

I installed Debian Jessie without a desktop environment and installed i3wm afterwards. If I start an application which requires administrative privileges inside i3wm other than by running the command ...
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Show password characters when logging in to Linux

I am setting up a long-range wireless serial terminal (with a pair of XBees, if anyone is wondering) connected to my Linux box. It's going great, but sometimes a keystroke doesn't go through. This ...
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passwords, vpn, root access, what happens if I die? [duplicate]

I work with two partners/friends and I'm the one who takes care of all the tech stuffs here. I hired consultants, programmers and each of them have parts of the credentials. But turns out I'm the only ...
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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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Windows 7 domain user incorrect password, can't login

I have a remote employee who works from her laptop, which is joined to the domain. The only connectivity she has with the domain is when she logs in and connects to VPN. She was on maternity leave ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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Cannot set windows 7 password after log-in with KonBoot

I recently forgot my windows 7 password, and used KonBoot to bypass it. I booted my computer with Hirens Boot CD, and from the menu options - I selected "Password Recovery tools". After Selecting ...
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I will not be able to log back into Windows 10 when I log out.

I changed the password on my Windows 10 account earlier today but can't for the life of me remember what I changed it to. Therefore, when I log out or turn the computer off, I will not be able to log ...
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netctl start asks for root password

Every time I do netctl start Newton (Newton is the name of my wifi network's profile) I get this message: ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units === Authentication is required ...
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Password changed by wife [closed]

Forgot password and want to view log before the password reset. Wife has hanged my password and I can not get in. I don't want to reset the password and wipe out the activity log's. I am almost ...
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How to recognize distinct validation thrown by LDAP server and flags?

We are new to LDAP server. We were able to configure the ldap server with password policies such as account lock out Wrong Password Password expired 5 times wrong authentication New password cannot ...
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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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Providing passwords to multiple users on a wi-fi network

I have a wi-fi network that is being used by more than 400 users. Right now they are given access by a single password which the system administrator types on the individual workstations during the ...
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How to create password for WD MyPassport if drive doesn't show up in WD Smartware Settings tab?

Is it possible to set a password for Western Digital Smartware backups on a WD My Passport Ultra once the backup function has already been used? When I go to the Settings tab, it only shows my ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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Windows 10 administrator issues

I only have one account on my windows 10 computer and recently set up a PIN to prevent our teen using the computer after being grounded. Now every time I try to do anything (make changes or install ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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How can I create Keychain entries via command line?

I am trying to use the command line to automatically add passwords to the keychain app for various file servers. I was able to use the man security to figure out most of it. It's creating the ...
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How can I lock a file for a period of time?

I would like to lock a file so that it cannot be accessed for a period of time. At the end of the time, I should be able to access the file normally. Is this possible?
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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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Set a password to a pre-hashed value in mysql

How can I set a mysql user's password using a pre-hashed password? ===== I've got a mysql database version 5.1.73 . According to the mysql documentation, in the newer versions of mysql, creating a ...
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Locked out of BIOS on ASUS T100TAM

I am locked out of my ASUS T100TAM BIOS. I can't even boot to windows. It only pulls up the blue BIOS password screen. Now, I have learned through research that I can enter a "rescue password" to ...
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Router wifi password encryption types and why do they matter?

up until now i've just been blindly following articles etc. to set my router's wifi password encryption type to WPA2-PSK/AES, but what does it really mean for me? does this just make it harder for ...
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Windows 10 password reset after update

I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 and can't log in to my account. So I forgot my windows 7 password long time ago and have been using fingerprint login ever since on my HP Elitebook. I was ...
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How do I avoid getting prompted for a password when I run this script?

I’m using Amazon Linux. If I login as my “otheruser” user, and create a script, test.sh, with this text sleep 5 ; sudo reboot now I can login and run the script like so … [davea@mydevbox ~]$ sudo ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro save my passwords on Chrome?

Each time I log onto a site, Chrome asks to save my passwords. I click save. And it never saves the passwords. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to change? Thanks,
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Remove Fujitsu Lifebook Bios Password on Startup

I Tried to remove the Boot up Bios password in a Fujitsu Lifebook Bios SH530 Model. But it still asking for password on bootup and now may password did not work. Can anybody help me? Here's what I ...
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Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

Can someone steal my original SSID password when my pc connects to the other WiFi with the same SSID?
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mysql, tcp/ip, and passwords

I can't figure out why this is happening. My user has two accounts: ans@localhost for socket connections and ans@% for TCP/IP connections. My host name is valiant. mysql> select ...
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Catch router password

I'm doing experiment with my friend and my router, forcing it's all security. Our task now it to catch login and password, when someone is logging in from a smartphone (wifi). Anyone who can help us? ...
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Install alternative operating system when supervisor password prevents boot from DVD/USB

I would like to replace Windows by Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440S. So here is the problem: BIOS settings prevent DVD/USB boot BIOS has a supervisor password (i dont have that one) and I cant ...
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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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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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Adaptec ASR-7805 bios password

I would like to set the password for Adaptec ASR-7805 BIOS utility, which you access by pressing CTRL+A, right when the system boots, in order to prevent possibility of unauthorized access for ...
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Windows 7 Encrypt Folder with Password

First of all, I am not on Windows 7 at the moment but will be in the next few days. I'd like to know if there is a way for me to encrypt a folder to prevent unwanted access, but still provide ...
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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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Excel won't open password-protected .ods file

I have a password-protected .ods file that was made in LibreOffice. I have since moved to using Microsoft Excel, and whenever I try to open the file I get the error message: "Cannot open: the file has ...
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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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How to reset the BIOS password on a Dell Latitude?

I need to reset the the admin password for BIOS on a Dell Latitude... I never set one but it just popped up when I tried to access BIOS.
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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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Mac Connect to Server doesn't show login screen:

Using Connect TO Server function, I entered credentials once, incorrectly, now I use connect to server and it doesn't show me the login screen but goes ahead and tries to mount the share ... Anyway ...
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Why can't I connect to the wireless network after the network password was changed?

My family changed the network password and some other network settings after new computers were brought into the house, because apparently they wouldn't work with the settings or password we had. ...
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How to force Chrome to remember a password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords? Chrome is not trying to remember a password on web.ebuddy.com Is there a way to force Chrome to remember a password for ...
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Pattern finding application that generates regex?

I am building rule sets to recognize weak passwords, to do this quicker, I am thinking I will take a cracked password word list from https://hashkiller.co.uk/downloads.aspx and run it through a ...
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Cannot remove HDD Password

I have set a HDD Password to my Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop. I can reset my password but cannot remove it. I can't find a option to remove the password in the BIOS screen. How will I be able ...
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Is there a reason to make my online account passwords strong?

This question is about online passwords only. (not encryption etc) I know it is easy to bruteforce a short password or look up a hash in a rainbow table. But considering how Google, Facebook or ...
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How to unlock an ATA password-locked HDD with an upper-case password if the BIOS accepts only lower-case?

I accidentally locked an HDD with an ATA password, trying to issue a secure erase command. It was on Linux, I entered this command : # hdparm --security-erase PWD /dev/sda So the password is PWD ...
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How does Google Chrome store passwords?

Are they encrypted in disk? How? Are they safe, for example, in the event of someone booting from a Live CD and mounting the hard disk? How is the encryption key generated? Is it different in ...
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Bypass bios password on Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5106?

Soon as I turn it on it goes from the Toshiba logo screen to a blue box asking for a password. Is there a way by this or any way to get some kind of menu ? Just want the windows to load so I can ...
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How to disable/reset power-on password in Toshiba satellite laptop C55DT-A5106

I hit the power button, the Toshiba logo comes on then immediately goes to a blue screen that says I need a password. I've been looking online, and I think I need to "reset BIOS password" to start ...