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Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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Disable autofill and dropdown login in Chrome

I would like to disable the autofill for a login (when arriving on the page the login is already filled) and also disable the dropdown list that let you choose a login for a form. I switched the way I ...
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Outlook 2016 remembers passwords, even when told not to

Windows 10 Pro, latest build. Office 2016. Fully patched. Exchange Server 2016. I'm a network administrator at a public library. We have several PCs that are logged in with a generic/shared account, ...
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Autologin to sites that don't have “remember me” feature [on hold]

There's one site that I have to visit quite often that doesn't have a "remember me" checkbox. Is there some extension for Firefox that maybe can automatically execute some actions (or some JavaScript) ...
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Is a password manager better than an encrypted file for storing passwords? [migrated]

For any passwords other than websites I log into regularly (such as Gmail, Facebook, etc.), I use apg to generate a random 20 character password. I then add that password and a username or email ...
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How can i change my BIOS password?

I have tried everything, backdoor passwords, flashing the bios and bios reset tools made by my manufacturer (which is HP). All fail to work. I'm trying to install Kali Linux but I have secure boot on ...
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How can I change my gmail password [on hold]

Step 1 Sign in to your Gmail record and tap the Settings symbol, which looks like a pinion, at the upper-right corner of the page. Pick Settings starting from the drop menu box to open the Settings ...
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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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reset bios password hp spectre

I have an mid 2018 HP spectre x360 convertible ch000, and I forgot the bios password. Only help from HP is to send the laptop in and I cannot afford the wait time. I am not absolutely certain, but it ...
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How do I know if my Chrome extensions have compromised my passwords, or even my Google account? [closed]

Can Google Chrome extensions access website passwords saved by Chrome? From the above, I know that my passwords can be compromised. However, have they been? I downloaded a potentially malicious ...
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Thc hydra for mac, cant install it

I tried to install THC Hydra on my MAC, but this shows up: From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/hydra.rb ==> Dependencies Build: pkg-config x Required: libssh ✔, ...
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Can i have nice password input screen for encrypted disk like in Mint but on Debian?

On Linux Mint, when one boots up the machine with encrypted disk, nice graphical screen pops up with password input. Debian, on the other hand, display bunch of text in text mode and asks for the ...
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Seeing a lot of logs in auth.log that concerns me

So I enabled publickey,password, as well as 2FA device for authentication to connect through SSH into my computer. However, I am seeing many many entries per minute below: error: Disabled method "...
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How to strengthen the keepass master password?

Is it safe to strengthen the master password and keep the same keepass database file? Is there any residual trace of the old weaker password? Alternatively, It looks like I can create a new database ...
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How to set a startup password in BIOS on Sun T3/T4 server?

How to set a startup password in BIOS on Sun T3/T4 server?
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How to have Microsoft Word remember document passwords?

I am using the latest Microsoft Office apps on Windows, namely: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Word documents can have password based security. When you open a document, you have to input the correct ...
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Recovering wifi passwords from keychain

I did a network reset on my iPhone without turning off Keychain it effectively wiped out my wifi passwords on iPhone as well as on my iPad - the passwords are still on laptop in keychain but I can't ...
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Is SSH setup specific to user-id?

If I create a SSH key setup for a abc user, abc can login to a remote server without prompting password. With the same abc SSH setup, can an other user def can also SSH to remote server without ...
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Changing mySQL password error

I've been trying to change MySQL password on Windows. I stoped the mySQL from services. I wrote a text file with the following command: USE mysql; UPDATE mysql.user SET Password=PASSWORD('pass')WHERE ...
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Issues - removing bios password with chip reset hp probook 4530s

I have locked with password bios on my hp probook 4530s and i forgot it. I've done some googling and I know that the one and the easiest way to reset password or remove it, is to contact the hp ...
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Forgot password: Create a new user in Windows10 [duplicate]

Like the title says I have the case, that someone in the family forgot his password on his Laptop with Windows 10. Now he doesn't want to reinstall windows 10 immediately for the case he might will ...
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I forgot my sudo password on Debian

I need my root password to get allegro installed. I can't boot Debian neither I don't know what else I can do. Please, send help.
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want to remove my password or change in win10

during re-install of win10 my computer split user accounts into 2 but i got locked out of the administrative account during the re-install. Now I cant add or update certain programs. Im in the ...
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Recovering/Removing the BIOS password of a Toshiba Satellite M35-S320

I have this Toshiba Satellite M35-S320, with a BIOS password. The problem is, I was a bonehead and had no idea what I was doing when I set a (random) password. I forgot the password immediately. Is ...
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Windows 7 Erases Network Passwords on Local Password Change

We have a Windows 7 PC that is not joined to our enterprise domain (which I will call "domain"), and this PC has several local accounts. All of the PC's local accounts have a mapped network drive ...
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How can I stay synced with Chrome but require sign-in when opening the window?

If I add myself as a person on Chrome and sign in with sync, it shows all my bookmarks and knows all my saved passwords: great. But if I close Chrome and re-open it everything is still signed in ...
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How to save login and password in Firefox, when website has not remeber credentials feature?

I use the website on daily basis and it does not have "save login and password" feature. I don't use Firefox's password manager. Is it possible to bypass login page, to save the cache, where the ...
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LastPass email login vs recovery

I recently started using a password manager, specifically LastPass. I have understood how the app works internally to store, encrypt and give me access to my passwords. My question that does not feel ...
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What's my MySQL root password

I just installed mysql-server with the following command $ sudo apt install mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common Then when I call the command mysql_secure_installation MySQL asks to enter the root ...
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7zip - Password error in destination server

I created a 7zip archive encrypted with AES256 standard, and moved it to another server using a external hard disk. Before moving, I took the checksum using fciv. The archive is around 120 GB. In the ...
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Editing a .JET file in 7-ZIP is not saving to the archive

So, I'm trying to edit a .jet file as an archive. And every time I edit the files inside it, like every time I back out of Notepad++ to edit something else, it does not prompt me to update the archive ...
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database copy shell script including password with special characters

I am trying to create a shell script for a mysqldump (and mysql) operation where the password is stored directly in the script. The password contains special characters which need to be handled ...
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Windows 10 Password expiration for an individual user

This will change the password policy for all existing users: net accounts /maxpwage:30 I only want to change the password policy for the one user. How do I do that?
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Can I get around Acer BIOS password bug (suposed) with different model BIOS update?

while setting up linux to dual boot, I was required to set a supervisor password and surprise surprise I used my master password that I use for important things. However, when I needed to get back ...
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PowerQuery ODBC connection revokes password: due to auto-refresh?

I have a nice PowerQuery query that connects with ODBC to a database. Our passwords change every month. When I enter GetAndTransform to edit the query, that time of the month - even if I don't ...
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plink - Password change required but no TTY available

I have 1000 servers to work with, but today all the server passwords expired.  I regularly use plink (PuTTY) to connect with 1000 servers.  Today I got error “Password change required but no TTY ...
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Requesting the complete guide to lock down/password require windows 10 when inactive [closed]

My win 10 is set to start screen saver after 2 mins and put monitor to turn off monitor after 15 mins. Password is required on resume from screen saver. I want it to work for example incase I forgot ...
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Can plugins see your passwords if you don't save them to the browser?

I have a few plugins installed in google chrome, but I almost never save my passwords to google chrome. I almost always type them in every time. Can plugins only see your passwords if you type them in ...
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How can I change (not reset) another user's Windows password?

I'm trying to change the password of a local account on a non-domain Windows 10 PC. Logging in as the user to do the change is a poor solution because: Local login is denied for the account Entering ...
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client VPN keeps changing stored password after one use

I have a very long password to connect to VPN at work so I would like to store it in a client VPN that comes with Ubuntu and Fedora. I go to the client VPN settings > Identity and I put my password ...
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Specific password generator pattern — how to reproduce?

Some time ago I created a couple of passwords that turned out very useful for everyday use, the pattern is like this: LLL-NNN-LLL-NNN-LLL-NNN-LLL whereas LLL = lower or upper case letter with NNN =...
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win 10 screen lock password overridden when monitor auto sleep

My win 10 is set to start screen saver after 2 mins and put monitor to turn off monitor after 15 mins. Password is required on resume from screen saver. But the result I get if ignoring computer for ...
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HP 4540s Change Password using fingerprint [duplicate]

I'm trying to change my password on my HP Probook 4540s. But, I forgot the password I used. The only this I have here is the fingerprint. I can still login using fingerprint. But I want to change it ...
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Search KeePassXC for password?

I got a weird spam/ransom email claiming that I've been compromised by the leak of a password that I definitely recognize as one that I have used (it is an 8 character random string, so they didn't ...
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Acer Aspire 3 A315-31-C6D4 bios password

My laptop bios is locked with pass that i lost it...after I enter 3 different password, now is asking an unlock code or something, like in image:Enter unlock password key 2042932810 Someone please ...
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What is the correct format of a postfix sasl password database map file?

It is possible to request postfix to fetch sasl login information for its relay server from a database. I then have this relay server fetch the very same login information. How do we format this ...
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What does this password script do? [closed]

Found this file on a unit at work... Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") PINGFlag = Not CBool(WshShell.run("ping contoso.com -n 1 " & vSystemIdentifier,0,True)) If PINGFlag = True ...
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Windows 10 still allows old password

Desktop with Windows 10 (at home). I changed my Windows password several days ago, restarted several times, and still both old and new passwords work. How to make Windows forget the old password?
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how can i send an attachment to an email address using a bat file without using my password? [closed]

here's what i want i have an gmail account( i don't mind having any other account if this will work ) and a file /folder and want to send it to my own email using a bat file without using my ...
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How to retrieve saved password of VPN on Windows 10?

I have a saved VPN on Windows 10 and I've forgotten its password. I need the password to log in to the site that provides my VPN (my university site, it doesn't have any "forgot" option). Windows 10 ...
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Where/How does Chrome store login credentials in macOS?

I swear I've seen this question thoroughly answered somewhere before but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for... Chrome secures our saved passwords in the System.keychain, right? But when I ...