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

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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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How can I use a password with special characters in desktop programs?

At the moment I am concerned about the security of my Facebook account. I have taken advantage of Facebook's ability to accept very long passwords with special characters, and created a password that ...
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Ban a stolen device from Firefox Sync

I have my Firefox Passwords synced to my android tablet device. Now that device got stolen, and I am not sure, if i had really set a masterpassword on the stored passwords there. Can I somehow delete ...
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Mountain Lion Won't connect to my Windows 7 PC without password

For the last couple years I have had my Mac set up to connect to my Windows 7 account via my home network. I access my PC drives from my mac and vice versa. Up until August I used Snow Leopard. I ...
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Microsoft Word automatically password-protecting documents

I have a very weird issue I'm working on. We have some Microsoft Word documents that will randomly apply a password to it when saved. It doesn't happen all the time and I can't pinpoint if there's a ...
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John the ripper - not showing cracked passwords

I am using jtr to perform an audit on our admin passwords. It's cracked a few which showed on the screen, however when I try and get them to show again with the --show command, it says it hasn't done ...
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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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Open SSH - issue logging in without password - public key

I'm having an issue where I'm unable to login by SSH - I've followed other guides and made sure permissions were set correctly, and that the publickeys on my local machine and remote machine match as ...
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suddenly windows 7 asks for username and password

I think my computer has been infected with a kind of virus or malware. Yesterday I locked my windows and went out of house, at return as I tried to use it again it asked for a password! (I'm pretty ...
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chpasswd and passwd not updating /etc/shadow for root user

I'm having a weird problem, and I don't know if I've screwed something up or this is the way it's supposed to be and I never noticed.. Using passwd and chpasswd to change a users password works as ...
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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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How was I able to login without a password and without authorized_keys?

I started with a box at Google Compute Engine (Google's cloud service) with an account named xyz and an ephemeral IP. Let's pretend the ephemeral IP was 2.3.4.5. Before I started the process below, ...
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Import Firefox passwords into KeePassX or KeePass2

I have an XML export of my Firefox Passwords in the form (I replaced real passwords with *): <xml> <entries ext="Password Exporter" extxmlversion="1.1" type="saved" encrypt="false"> ...
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Excel 2010 won't remember password when importing data

After connecting an Excel workbook with an SQL server (within a company network, over a static IP address, using the data connection wizard within Excel), if I close the workbook and reopen it, it ...
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windows 8 map network drive password is not correct

I have a new computer with windows 8. When Mapping a network drive to connect to my server. I entered the correct drive and folder name. The system finds the server but when I enter the password it ...
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sudoers syntax for specifying a list of executables

I want my user (username "wim" in group "wim") to be able to use sudo apt-get and sudo dpkg without needing admin password. I tried editing sudoers file with sudo visudo, and I added in this line: ...
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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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Making ssh “PasswordAuthentication no” timeout

If PasswordAuthentication is off, an attempt to ssh without a valid certificate, is met with the error: Permission denied (publickey). Is there a way to make it just drop the request and timeout ...
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How secure is PasswordBox?

There is a fairly recent newcomer called PasswordBox on the market as a password manager. I've read through their documentation, and although it sounds like it should be secure, I have been unable to ...
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Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit : Using sleep mode changes chars in network password to uppercase

After using the sleep mode on my desktop Win 7 machine, I always find I can't connect to my home wifi network. I can check the settings via Control Panel >> Network and Internet >> Manage Wireless ...
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Can't Boot OS From 'Corrupt' Hard Drive; OS is not Windows/DOS/Linux

I am trying to boot an operating system called MS106, which is an operating system used for ultrasound machines; however, the during the boot process I get the prompt: "give root password for ...
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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 8 very long delay after incorrect password entered

I have a Windows 8 Pro x64 installation, and whenever I mistype my password the login process just hangs around for 3-4 minutes. The circular progress dots continue to swirl around, but there doesn't ...
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runas with /savecred not working from windows service

I have a Windows service (our integration build software) that tries to run a batch file using runas /savecred. I ran the command from the command-line and provided the password. When I execute it ...
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Cannot change Skype password

I wanted to update my personal data on my Skype account, so I clicked the Manage button in the Skype UI. That took me to https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile where I could edit the information. ...
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How to get username/password of Netcomm modem?

I am trying to login to a Netcomm modem NB16VM but admin/admin doesn't work. How can I get the correct username/password? How do I do a hard reset of the modem? Will that revert the ...
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ldap exchange 2003 code 49 - ERROR_PASSWORD_MUST_CHANGE

I am trying to write a function to allow a user to reset their password when they must change their password (code 49 - ERROR_PASSWORD_MUST_CHANGE). I ask for their username, current password, then ...
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Encrypting or protecting my ID for all applications

Problem I work in an environment where I have to use my LDAP ID+pass for running various applications as admin, sending emails, or for letting the application access the internet and so on.. A ...
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I need help logging into my windows 8 computer or setting it to factory settings

I can't access my desktop on windows 8 using my windows live account. It tells me to change my password which I do from my xbox since I can't get online with my laptop and I have looked through the ...
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change user password linux instead of NIS password

I'm trying to change password to login on remote server. For example from pas1 to pas2. I use passwd command. The result is successful: I see "The NIS password has been changed" and if I try passwd ...
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I can't get through with my password on sudo, can anyone help me?

I know that the password doesn't show up on the screen that's all good. I just can't seem to get any further as I am typing my user password but this comes up: 2012-12-04 22:38:14.815 ...
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Setting reduced complexity passwords for a regular user

From root it is possible to set a single character password for any account Example: Here I created a account test3 and set the password t, and the password is accepted [root@localhost ~]# useradd ...
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Mac Book Pro locks screen and then won't accept proper password to unlock

I have a MBP 6.2 running mac os x 10.6.8 and I've just recently starting seeing this problem. When I go away from my Mac, I always lock the screen. When I come back and put in my password, the mac ...
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How do I tell a browser which password field to save?

I am working on a website that requires two type="password" inputs and I would like to know if there is a way to specify to the browser which one to save (for autocompletion)? I know you cannot save ...
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How to disable Admin account and create new account

I have administrator account named syspan and my product main service is configured by this account. Here my question: can I disable this account and define a new administrator account with the same ...
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Adding languages in Windows Vista login screen

A friend of mine is used a non-English password for his Vista laptop, and now he is in Vista login screen he has only English (I assume he removed the other language from the language bar by mistake ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 how to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time

I asked this on the apple stack exchange site, but since the tumble weeds couldn't answer my question I will ask it here. I tried using pwpolicy to set this up. I was able to set up ...
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OS X Chrome Saved Passwords Deleted

After running Onyx and a couple other optimization applications (yeah, my fault, I know), it appears Chrome no longer has any saved passwords listed. However, when I pull up Keychain, all of my ...
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Gmail 2 factor authentication and Apple Mail

Using Gmail's 2FA security, Apple Mail 7.3 occasionally decides that my application-specific password is invalid and forces me to generate a new one. This happens pretty reliably every few days. ...
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Remind users to reset password, but don't actually expire them

A client is running exchange 2007. They have passwords that reset every 90 days, with the reminder set at 7 days. What keeps happening is that users dismiss the reminder, and forget their password ...
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Windows 7 can't login from lock screen - says invalid password

for the last couple of weeks if I lock my pc with windows key + L, when I try to login I get 'Invalid user or password', then I click on change user, then I can login with my password. If I try to ...
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Password reset resets every password

This morning, I logged onto my PC before heading to college, to check the status of the infamous GameSpy closure, and found that Windows wasn't accepting my password. I then proceeded to boot a ...
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Mac OS logs in with any password and prompts to create a new keychain or update the keychain password

I recently had a problem with my MacBook so I had reset the SMC and the PRAM. After having the problem resolved, when I first logged into Mac OS (Mavericks 10.9.3) all my settings were reset. After a ...
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What is the default symmetric algorithm for encrypting the secret key in GnuPG 1.4.11?

When generating a GPG key, you are asked for a pass-phrase that will correspond to the private key (or keys to be exact). My question is what is the default crypto algorithm for encrypting your key ...
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Disk wipe boot soft setted hdd master password

So I tried to format my hdd with ubcd and I used disk wipe program to delete everything from hdd and the thing is it setted me without me inputing anything a Primary Master HDD User Password so now ...
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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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D'link router DIR 600L A1 default password not working?

I just got D'link router from my brother and have connected it via the ISP line and got the login page. My brother told that when he set the router he got the basic wizard page, set the password and ...
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Password On Contacts?

I am sharing personal contacts information with another employee, we are using Outlook 2013 on a exchange server. My question "Is there a way for me to put a password on his contacts information on my ...