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Decrypt and encrypt a file using gpg without re-typing the passphrase

[Notice: my problem is similar to this. And related to this] Basically I want to edit a symmetrically encrypted filed and then encrypt it again using the same passphrase, without the need to retype ...
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Shortcut to unhide the master password of KeePass

I have a long password (passphrase) and so I often have to check if the I typed it correctly but to do this, I have to move my hand from the keyboard to the mouse to click that unhide button. Is ...
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How to reset a root password using the passphrase ?

I've lost my root password and I would like to recover it (as you might have guessed). I have the passphrase but don't know what I can do with it ? Thanks
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GnuPG: Add passphrase to passphrase-less key

I've created my PGP keypair using an online site. The thing is, I didn't provide a passphrase upon creation; The site didn't make supplying a passphrase mandatory. Since this key is passphraseless, ...
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GPG passphrase vs public key encryption

If I have a GPG file that's passphrase protected, with no key, is it still encrypted? (It was hard to google for an answer to that question). A guy on answers.yahoo.com said it's not. So... what's ...
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How do you set the gpg-agent passphrase ttl?

I'm having troubles trying to get gpg-agent to cache my passphrase for a long time. I'm using FreeBSD, GnuPG 2.1.11 I've created a .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf file with the following default-cache-ttl ...
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Can passphrase be embedded into private key file?

I have the some key file ----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- SOMEGARBAGECHARACTERS -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- but when I am trying to use it with ssh, it asks for some passphrase: ssh -i mykey.pem ...
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Expiry date of Putty key generator passphrase

I have generated a key pair using putty key generator which came with winscp installation package. while generating key I also entered Passphrase . Can you please tell me that Is there any expiry date ...
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Are there different standards to calculate the hex WEP key from an ASCII passphrase?

Are there different standards/methods to calculate a WEP key from a passphrase? Or why is it, that the 128 bit key generated on http://www.andrewscompanies.com/tools/wep.asp differ from the 128 bit ...
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Permission denied (publickey) error when using scp

I had created 3 linux instances on the Amazon EC2 cloud without a passphrase for the private key. I had stored the private key in a file id_rsa in one of my instances(the master) to allow it to ssh ...
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Pass doesn't ask for passphrase

I am using pass (http://www.zx2c4.com/projects/password-store/) on ubuntu 12.04. Process: apt-get install pass gpg --gen-key pass init <generated gpg id> pass insert test pass test After the ...
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Convert WEP key to passphrase

How can I convert a 10-digit (in HEX) WEP key to it's corresponding passphrase? I've recovered the WEP key by a software tool (eg: 3666386162). Now I want to connect to this wifi network, so I need it'...
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How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup?

How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup? I tried to just provide a new one when doing a backup but was faced with an error. GPGError: GPG Failed How should I proceed to change the ...
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Openssl generating private key

I'm trying to generate a private key with passphrase from the command line. For the same pass:: shmicha and the same algo -aes128 i'm getting differents results. It' is normal ? Please help openssl ...
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Passwordless SSH not working from terminal as I get prompted for the RSA passphrase

We have set up a CentOS 6.4 box with passwordless SSH to multiple other systems. This works fine when using a terminal as the correct user directly on the CentOS computer. However, if I log into the ...
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How to make ssh remember unlocked ssh-keys not in default directory

I structured my private/public-keys in a subfolder of ".ssh" called "keys". Mapping is done by a .ssh/config file. Now I have to retype the passphrase for every key every time I use it. Before this ...
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public key always asking for password and keyphrase

I am trying to SSH from a NAS to a webserver using a public key. NAS user is 'root' and webserver user is 'backup' I have all permissions set correctly and when I debug the SSH connection I get: (...
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Forgotten LUKS passphrase

i am stuck with a big problem. I have encrypted my linux drive with LUKS and now I can't remember it. During boot, it prompts me for the passphrase, but I went into troubleshooting mode and deleted ...
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Can GnomeKeyring store passwords unencrypted?

I have a Fedora 15 laptop with the root and home partitions encrypted using LUKS. When it boots I have to enter a pass phrase to unlock the master key, so I have it configured to automatically log me ...
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Failure to decrypt a gpg file using a passphrase within unix

I'm trying to decrypt a file using the following command within a unix shell prompt: gpg --passphrase-file /path/to/passphrase/file --output /path/to/output/dir/full_db_restore --decrypt ...
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Do I need to have a passphrase for my SSH RSA key?

Before I started at my current job (at a small business), my office had no firewall on the network and literally nothing was ever being backed up. Now that I've signed on as a dedicated sysadmin / one-...
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Does the length of a WPA2-PSK passphrase affect wireless performance?

Will the performance of my home wireless network be affected by an overly long WPA2-PSK passphrase? Is the passphrase used only during authentication or is it used to encrypt all frames?