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Password protect multiple individual ZIP files on Mac

Currently, I have an Automator script (Shell Script) which allows me to select multiple files and then create an individual zip file for each. for f in "$@" do zip -j "$f.zip" "$f" done What I'...
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How can I Protect/Lock a spreadsheet but allow the use to make Validation List Selections?

I would like the user to be able to select the Validation List drop-down and make a selection but if the cell is Formatted as "Locked" and "Hidden" and Protection is turned on, as soon as the ...
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Block BIOS password from recovery

My personal laptop is very important for me, and I'm kind of paranoid with personal security. I want a way to block the BIOS Password from being reset, because anyone searching on internet how to ...
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Format SSD hard disk previously locked with password

So few months ago I locked my hard disk from bios, and now I can not remember the password. How can I format hard disk? I tried from KillDisk and he did not let me.
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How to require password when accessing a folder on Windows

My question is about Windows and no networking (it's not about a shared folder, just a local folder, example C:\Users\john\musics\myMusics). All software to "lock" folders just hide the folder, and ...
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ssh key with password is more secure or without password? [closed]

I have a question about ssh key, I want to know if is better to set password for ssh key or not? which one is more secure?
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Auto-run video files on USB drive and make the files protected from being copied

I have some video files that i want them to be protected from being copied on a USB drive. Plus i need the user to be able to watch these videos. I'm not sure if it's possible.
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My HDD is NOT logically visible in enclosure (portable HDD setup), but IS hardware-visible

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320 running Windows 10 and am using it to attempt to solve this issue. I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (ST1000LM024 5400RPM 1000GB), I took it out of a broken ...
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Prevent two users from having the same password

I doubt this is possible and I know this is not the safest idea but I want to see if there is a way in Windows to prevent two users from having the same password. Specifically I want to make a user ...
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Applying Write Protection Password on USB Drive (Not on Read )

I want to password-protect write and format operations of a USB Flash drive but also want to access the USB Drive with read-only access without any password. How can I achieve this?
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File password protection for one time use

Need to lock a file for a single time. As in when the password is entered the file opens up and never asks for the password again. Is it possible and how?
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Is safe to hide piece of paper with bios password on it inside notebook? [closed]

If someone stole my notebook they try to reinstall system and delete all of my work. I want to lock bootloader with password but i'm afraid of forgetting it myself. I like to know if is safe to hide ...
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How to view and read cached page

I am wondering if there is a way to view a cached page from my insurance benefits. Long story short, they are telling me that my kids were never on the plan, I am certain they were. I viewed my ...
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Password protecting/Encrypting a 4TB Seagate portable HDD

I want to password protect a 4 tb portable hdd i frequently use and travel with. I've read how password protecting isn't safe, but I'm not concerned about someone tech savvy trying to break in and ...
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Remove (known) password from PDF without Acrobat Pro?

We have a number of documents that had been given to us password protected. We have the password for each document, but now we want to remove the protection so that our employees can freely access the ...
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Can I password-lock a CD-R after being burned?

I've been trying to find a program that could let me password lock or encrypt a CD-R I burned 10 years ago. I do not remember what program I used to burn it. Would it still be possible to modify the ...
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What algorithm is used to produce the 32 bit password key in an edit protected microsoft office (specifically word) document?

If you save a legacy (.doc era) word document with edit protection, you can find the password key stored within the file. For ease, this can be found by saving to an .xml or .html file and inspecting ...
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Firefox master password generates random popups asking for the password

I am using a master password to keep my data safe in Firefox. However, it quite annoyingly ask me to provide the master password at random times. If I don't provide it, just press Escape nothing ...
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Chrome Autolock

When you add a supervised user in Chrome (tick box to check when adding a user) you then have an option "Exit and Childlock" asking your password when you restart Chrome. Very useful, especially with ...
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Password protecting a folder without zipping or hiding

I have a Django app which I need to distribute to other teams for testing, but I don't want to share the code. The structure of a Django project is - parentfolder djangoproject djangoapp db.sqlite3 ...
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How to password protect a file without using software in windows 7

How can I have important.txt require the password 1qaz2wsx3edc4rfv without using software in Windows 7 home premium?
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How to allow login without letting them know password

The auditor of our company wants to view a few of our email accounts and access our income tax page. We what to give him full access without letting him know our passwords. I want something that: ...
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How to hide passwords when typing them in Chrome

I am not sure wether it is the right place to ask, but the passswords are visible when I type them in Chrome. How can I change this behaviour ?
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Windows BitLocker not offering unlock-by-password option

I have a problem in a single computer trying to do a process I've successfully done on another computers. What I have successfully achieved on another computers: Have a non TPM compatible module ...
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In Office 365 - Excel 2016, how do I protect the file to require a password to modify it?

I remember back in Excel 2010 it was possible to set a document as for the user to be open to read only and if you wanted to make changes, you had to input a password to do so. We're using Excel 2016 ...
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MacBook Pro Locked out at Boot

My MacBook pro is asking for a password the second I turn the computer on, and no password makes it go away. Is there any way to bypass this, or get Linux to work?
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How to add a password to my samsung printer

I bought a samsung printer (C410) and already downloaded it on a couple of laptops using the easy printer manager, I would like to password protect that printer so whenever someone wants to print from ...
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How to password protect an individual file?

I use digitalocean, and all my files are in /var/www/html/, so, say, if I have a file /var/www/html/index_test.php how can I password protect the individual file as simply and securely as possible. It ...
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How to encrypt 2 SSD disks in software raid 1 on Windows 10

How can I best protect / encrypt 2 SSD disks in software raid 1? Windows 10 doesn't offer the bitlocker option on raid 1 disks. But still I would like to encrypt them somehow. Especially for the ...
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Why did my MacBook Pro wake from sleep without requiring my password?

I have set in System Preferences to Require password 5 seconds after sleep or screen saver begins: Earlier today, I opened the lid of my MacBook Pro and the screen illuminated and showed my desktop ...
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How can I use Ubuntu live session to transfer password protected files (admin acct) to another account and make them accessible?

As I've mentioned elsewhere last week, I've accidentally changed my administration username/password, and I am not having success figuring it out or deleting it, having spent half a dozen hours on ...
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Custom password policy setting on samba 4

samba 4.3.4 smb.conf : https://paste.ubuntu.com/23809659/ passwd check file : https://paste.ubuntu.com/23809667/ I have set everything according to documentation still the custom password policy ...
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Prevent Windows 10 locking if sleeping for a short time

Is there a way to keep Windows 10 requiring password on wakeup from sleep, but only after a certain period of time, e.g. 15 minutes?
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Set a password that requires another password to be changed in Windows

Is it possible to set a password p1 for Windows (7 and/or 10) and define another password p2 that will be required to modify p1. My need is to share an admin password but prevent the others to change ...
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How to protect a folder in HDD from being deleted?

I know this has been asked many times, but my question is more specific. I am looking for a way (probably a 3rd party software supporting Windows 7) which will keep a folder in my HDD safe from ...
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For a password-protected profile on single user PC, automate login without continuing to desktop [duplicate]

Motivation: There are two distinct idle states reachable from power-on: Leaving the computer unattended after pressing the power button will reach an idle state on the login screen, with no user ...
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Is there a way to protect (“lock”) an MS Word Document such that even selection is disabled?

I'm looking for a way to completely "lock" up a Word document, so that users won't have the option of selecting the text and copying/pasting to other application. Ideally, I would like to code a VBA ...
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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 protect wifi password hacking?

I want to get such a process that someone who is not authorized or registered person cannot access the wifi though he collects the password any corrupted way.I want to say that only some authorized ...
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Lock Chrome/Firefox with a password

I want to have an option to protect my data and logins in the browsers, so that no one else that has access to the computer would be able to use my browser profile. Something that will ask for a ...
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the system won't accept my encrypted volume

my volume just stopped working 3 weeks ago. It won't accept the password what is actually stored in the keychain. Strange thing is i can change the password in disk utility. I started to recovery all ...
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Password protection for shutdown&restart?

I'm using windows server 2012 r2. I want to make password protection for shutdown, restart, sign out etc. How could I do?
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Can I protect Win7 system file by password

I need to protect the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file by password. As I know any software can't protect a folder or a file within the Windows folder. Or is there still some way? Or can I ...
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How do i prevent a folder from deletion in windows 7 from other user in linux partition in dual booted system?

My dual booted pc is designed in a way that ,the linux partition can access the contents in windows partition while windows partition can't access contents in linux partition.So i want to create a ...
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How to prevent other users, including root, from executing a given program?

In a Linux system such as Debian, how do I prevent an installed application from being used by other users, unless they enter a password? Other types of authentication tokens are acceptable, too. I ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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Sensitive info in Powershell and/or cmd invocations

I want to run commands from Powershell and/or cmd.exe on a Windows host. These commands might accept, as parameters, passwords which should not be saved anywhere. These scripts may need to run from ...
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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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Securing USB or external HDD mounts with a password (open-source solutions)

I would like to have a password required each time I mount a USB drive or memory stick onto a Windows Vista or 7 computer. It seems to me like I would need an encrypting filesystem: move everything ...
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7zip only asks me for a password once when I open an encrypted file

I archived some files on my laptop and encrypted them using 7zip and the first time I tried to open a file, it asks for the password, but after that it never asks for a password... is there a way to ...