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Password not recognizable in Keepass when copied from Pass with "pass -c", but works when copied from txt

I am moving my credentials from a plain txt file to pass, the GPG key managed password store. link I have a Keepass password box file and it is guarded by a master password. When I am moving the ...
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How to create password protected zip file in windows using cmd

I am looking to create a password protected zip file in Windows 10 using command prompt. The closet I've got is this powershell script that creates a zip file without a password. I am then calling it ...
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Is there a software way to unlock a hdd?

I have a SATA hard disk which is firmware password locked. QUESTION: Is there a software way to unlock a HDD, plugged on an USB enclosure, without losing its contents? (Windows or Linux) This is the ...
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How to get around copy-pasting passwords?

The password manager KeePassXC supports Auto-Type: When login fields are detected in a browser, then a click on the key symbol fills in the credentials. This (German) blog post highly recommends this ...
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How can I edit files without them being extracted?

Currently, I have some files in a .rar file that is password protected. If I open a Notepad file to make some changes, this file will get extracted first, to the winrar Temp folder, and then I can ...
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zip archive not asking for password while unzipping but 7z file does, other files like 7z?

Zip password protected file is not asking password while opening, we can view internal file but this is not the same case with 7z file. while opening 7z file it asking for password.I want to know ...
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Transfer Locking & Protection from Excel to Google Sheets

A few questions: Is there a way to transfer the sheet locking and protection (and the cell locking) to Sheets? Is it possible to lock cells in Sheets, as in Excel? And I am specifically referring to ...
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Can't Open Password-Protected Word Document With LibreOffice Writer

I have a .doc document that I can't seem to open properly with LibreOffice. The only content is some text noting that I need to open it with MS Office: This document has been protected. Please use ...
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How do I erase a fully encrypted disk without admin password

I've received a laptop from winning a bet. It came with a fully encrypted disk and all bios boot settings locked. I'm not sure how I go about getting it wiped in order for me to sell it?
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Is there any safe way to set passwords for a HDD or folder in windows 10 home?

Is there any safe way to set passwords for HDD or a folder in windows 10 home? The bitlocker is not available in this version. I see some software that allows you to do that but not really sure if it ...
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Windows EFS encryption + password protection? [duplicate]

I would like to encrypt files / folders in Windows with EFS. In addition — because EFS alone still leaves the files / folders unprotected in case an adversary managers to access my Windows profile — I ...
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Any way to erase and use password locked (ATA secure) SSD? (bought used)

So I bought a Kingston HyperX 240gb SATA SSD on Facebook marketplace. When I got home I found out that it's password locked using ATA secure from what I have gathered. The seller promptly blocked me, ...
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Bulk PDF Encryption Using Bat - Change in Code Required

I found a code which applies random passwords to PDF files and saves it in a separate directory. Can somebody help me in modifying the code as per following requirement. Need a single password for all ...
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How safe are Google's suggested passwords?

When I create a new account on any site, Google suggests a password under the option "Use suggested password". These passwords seem pretty strong but are hard to remember for a human. It ...
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Does file size affect how difficult it is to crack?

Lets say I have a zip file of 50kb and a zip file of 100gb both encrypted using AES-256 using a password. If someone wants to force their way into it would the size of the file affect how fast or slow ...
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Users Bypassing Workbook Protections - What Did I overlook?

I created a Excel 2016 workbook that was to be sent to multiple department heads to then be distributed to their personnel to solicit input on a topic. Some of the columns were free response; some ...
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Password Protect specific Win10 Applications?

i have my personal Win10 PC unlocked, in case my girlfriend needs to use a real PC instead of her oldschool Notebook. I use some apps like Telegram or WhatsApp on my Windows machine, which i dont want ...
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How can I create a password protected .zip file in Windows 10? [duplicate]

Winzip claims that it can create a password protected zip on Windows 10, but the Winzip installer fails part way during the installation on Win10. https://www.winzip.com/win/en/downwz.html Is there ...
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Can't find login page for cable modem

I want to double check that the password of my cable modem is not the default. I have an ARRIS TM1602. If I go to 192.168.100.1, this appears to be the cable modem management URL. There is no option ...
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Obtaining a SATA Disk Password from an RDX drive bay

I have a bunch of RDX backup cartridges and, given that they contain standard 2.5" SATA drives, I recently wanted to open them in order to be able to use the drives outside of the proprietary drive ...
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Toshiba Satellite L70-C bios password reset

I need to reset the bios on a Toshiba Satellite L70-C. The computer was taken to a repair shop before they got me to look at it and someone there removed the cmos battery and didn't put it back... ...
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Insert Pivot Table in protected sheet

I'm creating an Excel file that will have protected sheets (to disallow users from deleting pictures/logos, and selecting certain cells). However, I also want to allow the user to insert Pivot Tables. ...
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How to "change password" is there is no password on WD passport

I used WD passport ultra without a password. Now I want to put in a password and can't. The only setting available is change password.
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create password for external Hard Drive

how can I make a password for my external hard disk easily & effectively? Do I need third party tools or I can do It from windows? thanks <3
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What standard of Encryption is used in a MDB database created with Access 2010 and password protected?

I have created a database with Microsoft Access 2010. I had to create it as an mdb because the database is accessed on PCs where older version of Office is installed. I also password protected it, ...
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How to secure a PDF so recipient must open with a password, and then may save it without one

Is there a way for the original sender to password protect the PDF they send me (where I must use the password to open the document) but -also- allows me to save a copy (or print-to-PDF), locally, ...
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Blocked from BIOS and booting from USB by Harddisk Security

I bought a second hand laptop and was in the process of cleaning and resetting the hard disk until it started asking for a password and doesn't let me get to the BIOS anymore and also doesn't let me ...
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Is there a way to restrict a user from referencing cells in a protected workbook?

I have a workbook (ProtectedWorkbook.xlsx) that has a user interface page (UI Sheet), so when they enter a name, it displays some information on that person. It pulls this information from a hidden ...
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Protect Subversion data against admin

I am currently setting up a Linux server with multiple SVN projects for my company. My boss wants to have a more or less personal SVN for financial and personal data. His problem is that I, as an ...
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How can I set a password if Linux Mint logs me in without a password?

My install of Linux Mint Xfce boots up without asking for a password. Where can I change this to require a password?
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Webdav mapped drive reconnect (Windows)

I'm having some problems with a webdav connection that I hope someone can help me out with. I have two options to mount the webdav connection on my PC but both options have flaws. Option 1: Map ...
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Entering a random number sequence seed under surveillance [closed]

I'm trying to transmit a continuous sequence of random numbers from my computer over to another country (for validation purpose). This sequence is a series of pseudo random numbers recursively ...
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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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