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How to reset my WSL Ubuntu password?

I forgot my WSL Ubuntu password, needed to run sudo command. After running the folowing command lead@kernel:~$ sudo su I got this Sorry, try again Any alternatives? Thanks
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How do I recover the password to a gmail account with hydra? [closed]

hydra -S -l "$email" -P w_file -V -s 465 smtp.gmail.com smtp Where email is just one one my gmail accounts and w_file is a file with three incorrect passwords and one correct (karina6c in ...
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"unlock the hard disk failed"... but the password is correct

Added a 2nd SSD on a Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH Laptop - Type 20YM, then, after rebooting, it fails to unlock the hard disk pretending it isn't correct. However, it indeed is the right password, it ...
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Recover saved passwords from 2018 version of Firefox

I have an old Firefox profile copied from an old PC, which was last in use in 2018. As far as I can tell, Firefox was at version 64 at the time. Various resources talk about creating a new Firefox ...
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sudo passwd for bash terminal

I am total newbie so excuse the lack of knowledge, but I recently created an Microsoft Azure account so it comes equipped with a bash terminal. I wanted to make sure it is up-to-date so I tried ...
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How do I reset/remove a Windows 10 password on an external hard drive?

Seem to be having problems getting past the SEO-optimized "How to buy our program" sites on this one. I have a client with a Windows 10 PC where they use their password daily to login. No ...
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Toshiba Satellite L300D, remove BIOS password

I have this Toshiba Satellite L300D laptop with unknown BIOS password. As I turn laptop on, message appears "enter current password". When I get it wrong three times, laptop turns off. I ...
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hashcat pkzip2 token length exeption

I have a ZipCrypto-encrypted archive and I lost the password. I'm trying to crack it using zip2john and hashcat but I got this error. Is there any way to fix it? Hashfile './test2.txt' on line 1 ($...
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How can I get the windows AutoLogon password?

I have a computer with configured Auto-Logon. After a restart of Windows it automatically performs a login with a predefined user. I would also like to connect via Remote Desktop to this computer. But ...
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how to retrieve VNC viewer stored password on osx

I have used Realvnc VNC Viewer on my Mac for enough time to forget my raspberry server password. The issue is: I still can access to the server via VNC Viewer, because the password is stored. I have ...
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Can someone help me unlock my MacBook?

can someone tell me how I brute force my MacBook air with mac os x snow leopard? I have tried everything I can possibly think of! I have an PC, can i use it? Thanks!
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How do I view stored passwords in the Credential Manager?

In Windows 10, how do I view stored passwords in the Credential Manager? All the search results on the internet say to press a "Show" button which, clearly, doesn't exist. I did find Is ...
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Why is Windows 10 claiming my Microsoft-managed user account password is wrong?

I'm having some PC issues, so I've been attempting to reset my Windows installation via the advanced startup settings. Problem is, this requires you to log in to your Windows account. My Windows ...
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Do security questions gate EFS for local Windows accounts?

If the user forgets their account password and recovers the account by answering their configured security questions, will they lose access to EFS-secured files? Or is guessing the recovery questions ...
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What Is the TELNET User and Password for the Y4C-ZA security camera

I bought a Y4C-ZA security camera recently, I scanned all the open ports on it, and found there was a telnet port open: port 23, does anyone know what the telnet credentials would be, also, the ...
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How to recover passwords from Google Chrome login data file

I have removed a standard user password on a windows machine with administrator user from console management; after removing the password of standard user when i open google chrome i don't see the ...
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How do I get rid BitLocker of the system drive if I can't even login to Windows?

I put my system drive on BitLocker. I don't have TPM. I have to enter a password. Due to unrelated reason, the system cannot boot anymore. And it's very annoying that it reboot again reboot again ...
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Reset Admin Password on Ricoh MP 350+

The device was acquired through a re-seller from an unknown seller. Problem is the admin account has been set up and no one knows the password or even username. Does anyone know of a way to reset the ...
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How to unlock local account or pull data from hard drive on Window's 10 OS? NTPWEdit drive is hibernated troubleshoot [duplicate]

My brother passed away and he was a writer and photographer so I'm trying to get into his laptop to preserve some of his work. I have seen this question (What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?)...
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How to reset UEFI administration password on HP ProBook 450 G1 notebook?

I have a used HP ProBook 450 G1 notebook. I want to reset the UEFI, format the disk and reinstall Windows. Unfortunately, I do not know the password for the UEFI administration account. Therefore I ...
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Unable to Windows 7 login password [duplicate]

I have graduated this year and my laptop was linking with my College's Email. Now I couldn't remember the password or make reset because the College Email inaccessible to make reset steps. I have only ...
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How do you reset a persistent Windows 11 account lock out?

My father's managed to stuff up his Windows 11 laptop by entering the wrong password too many times. Googling around, it seems he's not the only one. It's now insisting on a challenge phrase "...
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How to access files on Windows 10 machine/hard drive without password? Can't restore or access from putting the HDD in another PC

My partner has an old work computer she has personal files on. She has been using a new laptop for some time and seems to have forgotten her password to the desktop, or it just won't connect to the ...
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I can't log into my account on Kali Linux

I've successfully installed Kali Linux, but I can't log in. My system is in Russian, and the keyboard layout is American English. After some Googling I had no luck. Should I reinstall it?
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Removing/changing admin password on Windows 10

My senior parents forgot their Administrator account on their Windows 10 desktop. I can boot Kali on it and dump the password hash, but trying to crack it didn't succeed, apparently they had some ...
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Fix "This sign in option is disabled because of failed sign-in attempts or repeated shutdowns"

I have a problem with sign-in to windows 11 account using PIN, when i try there's always prompt with "Please type code "A1B2C3" and after that i type my PIN, but always i got back "...
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Accessing a Password-Locked 1997-2003 .XLS?

My father passed away close to a decade ago and I'm trying to access a master file of his that appears to be a 97-2003 password-locked .XLS notebook. None of his known passwords have worked, and I've ...
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Windows 10 administrator password recovery [duplicate]

I would like to recover a Windows 10 administrator password. I've tried some "password recovery" software, and all the options I've looked at remove your old password and let you reset it, ...
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Forgotten Password Wizard stupidly hides itself repeatedly even when tried to bring it to focus with Alt+Tab keys

As I mentioned in the Question title, I am trying to create a Windows Password Reset Disk(Logged in as Local Admin account as only one User account is there). For the same, I am doing the first step i....
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Accessing locked, encrypted Windows 10 machine

I've set a (short and simple) password on a Windows 10 user account. Immediately after setting it, I wanted to test it and logged out of the user account. The computer then didn't let me in anymore, ...
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Is 25p/s a normal speed for JtR?

I usually encrypt documents I create and store their password in a file. But when I wanted to access one of my Office-PowerPoint files .pptx, realized that I forgot to save its password. The only ...
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Do the utilman.exe/sethc.exe "hacks" still work?

I've a situation where a friend purchased a computer from a local PC shop, and seemingly they just wrote cloned images of a hard disk to all their PCs. The windows install seems like it was ...
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Recover password for local user admin account in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm putting this question after trying everything. Laptop Make- Lenovo Thinkpad E470 OS - Windows 10 Pro Issue - Lost the password for the admin account in Windows 10 (Local User). There is access to ...
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Best strategy after losing GPG/PGP key passphrase (but still access to YubiKey)

When I got my first YubiKey several years ago, I created a new GPG key specifically for it. After uploading the private key to the YubiKey (keytocard), I also stored an armored copy of the private key ...
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Resetting passphrase on booted and unlocked LUKS2 partition?

I have an Ubuntu server 20.04 install with LUKS enabled. While trying to add an extra key it no longer accepted my old passphrase. I've tried many times with: sudo cryptsetup luksOpen --test-...
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Check password of large 7zip file quickly

I have a large 7zip file which I forgot the password to. I can narrow down the password possibilities to a word list with about 2000 passwords. Only problem is, that it takes ages for each password ...
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How do advanced computer users plan for the worst case scenario with their password managers?

I use KeePassXC as my password manager of choice and have my database synced between my computers and phone as I'm not a fan of having all of my credentials accessible on the web (no matter how secure/...
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in manjaro xfce, how can I change my forgotten password? if I still have access to the system

I have a laptop that I have not used for many months, this laptop was for a friend and I only remember the encryption password that I put since the installation is the one that he asks me before grub. ...
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How to reset Windows 10 password from the installation DVD?

I haven't used my computer in a while and I forgot the Win 10 password. It only has one user. I understand there are many utilities but before trying them I would like to know if it's possible to ...
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"I forgot my pin" on windows 10 does not work

I forgot my PIN on my Windows 10 VirtualBox machine. I don't see any other way to make logon and I just see the form to type the PIN. There is also the "I forgot my PIN" to click but it ...
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Forgot my Laptop BIOS Password

I forgot my old laptop BiOS Password, i am trying to reset it. I have already removed the hard disk and attached it with the other laptop, so its not about the data, I have already extracted all my ...
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Can't boot to BIOS and I don't have the Windows 10 user password. What can I do?

I tried searching for this question but I can't find a solution to this. I was given a laptop to reformat and do a fresh Windows 10 install but the laptop won't boot to BIOS (or UEFI). I tried every ...
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Password not working for VeraCrypt on Windows 10

I have important data, including a crypto wallet, on this drive that I cannot access right now. The password is correct. The problem is I can't login with it. The only thing I did different was my ...
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force windows 8 to properly shut down instead of quick shutdown/hibernate (login issue as well)

So I'm working on some laptops for an uncle of mine and he's got two, few year old laptops that have passwords that were forgotten. This SHOULD be a fairly straight forward process with just loading ...
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Removing SVPW from mainboard having a SMSC-MEC1633L-AUE chip

notebook model: Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B7 release date: 2013 BIOS-chip: W25Q128FVSQ SVPW-chip: SMSC-MEC1633L-AUE According to this website "newer" Lenovo notebooks are ...
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How to protect against password loss? [closed]

I'm running a well encrypted multiple backed up password database. How do I make sure that in a catastrophic event let's say I have a car crash and can't remember the master password, I and only I can ...
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Can't enter into boot menu of Asus Vivobook

I have an Asus Vivobook laptop running on Windows 8.1. But, I have forgotten the password to login to the system. Now I am trying to install Windows 10 via a bootable USB stick. But the problem is ...
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Cracking a 4-digit passcode

I let a small child play on my pc and he accidentally, I don't know how, put a 4 digit passcode on my mac. I can unlock it using the watch, but I need to know the passcode to remove it. Any advice on ...
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In Win10 can I switch a different user from an MS Account to a Local Account

My customer has a Win10 laptop on which she logs in with her MS Account. Now she lost her MS Account password. All MS Account password reset attempts have failed. At this point it is hopeless to ...
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How to crack my MacBook’s password?

I forgot my laptop password. I tried a lot of passwords but my laptop does not accept it. I searched the internet for possible answers, and I've come across the "Brute-Force or Dictionary force&...
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