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

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Proxmox Root Passwords being changed randomly

I have a Proxmox Cluster set up with four nodes and One qDevice set up. I just got the qDevice working last night, but since this evening I'm seeing something I can't really understand. The passwords ...
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enforce password complexity requirement for bitlocker passwords

I have new disk partition and I am trying to enforce a password complexity for bitlocker but it doesn't seem to work. What I tried: In group policy editor Computer Configuration -> Windows ...
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Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 motherboard UEFI password reset

I can’t recall UEFI password after turning PC on. After 3 failed attempts window just freezes with message “Incorrect Password”, so I have to use shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete to be able to write it again. ...
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Escaping special characters in password with WinRS

We use WinRS command from various admin scripts to issues commands to remote Windows servers: winrs /remote:host /username:user /password:pwd command This is working well except when password pwd ...
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How can I access the administrator password as a guest account? I don't want to reset the password [closed]

My husband put an administrator password. If I try to download, it wants me to enter his password but I don't know it. He doesn't like it that I download things (it's his computer but I use it more). ...
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While Function - Loop on failure to match input password for new AD user creation script

I am creating a script with basic variables to create users in AD via PS7 rather than remoting in to AD and manually creating. It runs through several questions and then my script will run at the end ...
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What’s the point of a BIOS password?

I have realised that there is absolutely no point to having a password protecting your BIOS/UEFI menu! Here are the reasons: It is the easiest thing to “hack.” Literally. Anyone can use a jumper and a ...
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Disabling bogus Google Chrome "compromised password" warning?

How do you turn off the nag popup in Google Chrome about compromised passwords? I do a lot of local software web dev in Google Chrome, and for some reason, Google thinks the password for my local ...
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vmailmgr vadduser password hashing

the vmailmgr command "vadduser" uses obviously a salted hash to store the password. But I cannot reproduce it to know how exactly it works. For example, for the password "test" I ...
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Chrome auto-fill and login

Is there a way how to automatically log-in on pages which have saved name and password in Chrome? The credentials are automatically filled in the form, but I still have to hit enter or click a button. ...
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Is it possible to recover pass passwords from backup?

I was missing some passwords for some quite old accounts, when I remembered I'd made a backup of my drive at the time. There, I found a ~/.local/share/password-store directory, in which my passwords ...
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A stranger's email has ended up as a saved username in my Google Account. How can this happen?

I'm really starting to question google's Password manager. I have two very strange cases here: (Case 1. In Chrome, my brother found a username and password to a local newspaper in his Google account. ...
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How to create a redacted PDF where the redactions disappear with a password

I submit drawings of structures to clients. Sometimes the clients refuse to pay after I submit the drawings. Is there a way in which I can obscure parts of a PDF of the drawings and protect it using a ...
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Encrypted .dmg file password no longer working - even older versions

I have an encrypted 10mb .dmg file on my Mac. The password is the same as the password I use to login to the very laptop I am typing this is on. The .dmg won't open and tells me the password is ...
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Passwords and cookies when running Chrome remotely

I use Ubuntu 23.10. I usually use Google Chrome on my desktop PC, and I have my passwords saved in Google Password Manager. This works fine. But when I login remotely from my laptop (also running ...
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Issue Decrypting File with OpenSSL: "hex string is too short, padding with zero bytes to length"

I'm encountering an issue while trying to decrypt a file using Open SSL. I have a file named fc382Crypto.bin provided by my instructor, and I need to decrypt it using the blowfish algorithm with CBC ...
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Silicon Power SSD ATA password protected disk wipe

I have bought Silicon Power SSD S55 disk on eBay. Unfortunately it turned out to be with ATA password protection. Can I wipe or reset it to use as new drive? I have found instructions how to secure ...
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Lenovo: partially forgot BIOS and Windows pwd

I have a Lenovo laptop that I havent used in a while. I set it up to have BIOS password on start up, and I partially forgot the password. I also know there's a Windows password afterwards that I also ...
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Increase number of entries in Chrome Auto-Complete

Following best security practices, I have unique passwords for multiple accounts at the same service. The passwords are long and random, generated by the Google Chrome password manager, and stored in ...
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Protect Excel workbook WITH password AND share with NON-DEFAULT advanced parameters

In Excel 2007 it seems like I can do one of the two things separately, but not together: I can share the workbook with non-default advanced parameters but without a password protection (Review->...
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How to Reduce Delay in Displaying Incorrect Password message on Domain PC

I've been encountering an issue with domain PCs where it takes a longer time to notify entering of incorrect password. After conducting some research, we identified that the delay is caused due to ...
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Bricked 14" HP Pavilion X360m laptop - A cautionary tale of lost passwords

Best I can tell is I just bricked my laptop. A 14" HP Pavilion X360m Convertible (Model: 14m-cd0005dx). Any help at recovery would be GREATLY appreciated. I lost my passwords several months ago ...
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Why is the UEFI admin password is asking this password at each reboot?

I am currently setting a new home server; a Qotom Mini PC. It is equipped with an AMI BIOS/UEFI v2.19 UEFI 2.6. I've set a BIOS/UEFI password "administrator" only (no "user" ...
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I have recovered data from my broken SSD, but Chrome doesn't decrypt my passwords anymore

I'm running Debian Linux and long story short I had an SSD failure. I have successfully recovered parts of my user folder, like the .config and .local directory. I installed a new system on a fresh ...
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Lost password on encrypted USB with AES-256. Is there any way to recover data?

I forgot the password for the USB flash drive (JQSC-XC002), the password is made up of numbers. But the problem is that there are 10 attempts, there are already 3 left. The USB flash drive itself is ...
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On the screen appears SSD locked and Enter user password: I never entered any password

I have an Acer Veriton desktop PC running Windows 11 Pro. One day I turn on the PC and suddenly it appears: "SSD Locked" And then: "Enter User Password" Windows won't start. I ...
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Reset Firefox sync password without losing everything

I have lost the password to my Firefox/Mozilla account. I'm currently logged in with it on several devices. When I go to "reset password", Mozilla says: When you reset your password, you ...
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Can someone help with deleted 7zip archive restore

As the title says, I recently deleted an archive in 7z on windows 11, I went into the 7zip recycle bin and can see it but i cannot restore it.. Any time I right click and hit "Restore" ...
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Can an SSD locked by ATA password be formatted with Diskpart "Clean" command? And would that erase the ATA password?

Can an SSD locked by ATA password be formatted with Diskpart "Clean" command? If the answer is “Yes,” does the formatting also erase the ATA password?
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Trying to manually reset a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 [duplicate]

How do I bypass BIOS password Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 to factory settings without a disk or removing any parts?
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Windows 11 RDP not possible - No password option on local account

I can no longer connect to PC via RDP and PIN. RDP requires password but does not recognize the password. Windows 11 Pro, 10.0.22631 Build 22631 RDP v.10.9.5 on MacOS Locally can connect with ...
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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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Ubuntu password prompt freezes, have to hard reboot. On 22.04 Studio

I have a wireless USB mouse and keyboard and randomly when booting the password prompt is frozen, no blinking cursor. Seems a random annoyance thing. Thinking the USB port is getting claimed or not ...
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Windows change password

Is there a way to change password from CMD line without Admin rights? I know old password, I just want to change password by script, where I can not use UI. Using net user I know, but this is ...
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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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Remove duplicates in Bitwarden

I have imported three sets of entries (passwords) into Bitwarden, each stored in a separate folder. Is there a method to remove duplicate items in bulk? Thanks in advance.
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Configure Windows Hello to allow Login only with PIN not fingerprint

In light of the recently discovered flaws with fingerprint readers, I want to configure Windows Hello to allow Login/Unlock of Locked Computer only with PIN and not using fingerprint. When logged in/...
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sudo password not working over ssh

I have a user on my local (virtual) machine with sudo privileges and when I login with this user I can run SUDO commands such as: $ sudo ls [sudo] password for <user>: ***PASSWORD ENTERTED*** &...
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How do browsers based on Chromium import passwords from Chrome?

How do browsers based on chromium import passwords from Chrome? Browsers like Vivaldi Brave, Edge, Opera, etc… all have feature to import passwords from Chrome, and some even have ability to import ...
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Have Thunderbird prompt for password at startup for office 365 outlook accounts?

I have unfortunately been forced by work to use an Microsoft Outlook / Office 365 e-mail address. Usually, in Thunderbird on Windows, I used to have normal IMAP e-mail, and I had Thunderbird setup to ...
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Lenovo PW bypass Factory Reset assist

I need to factory reset upset ex-employee laptop. Win 10 Lenovo IdeaPad NOVO button failed to load Boot menu - /stopcode blue screen Fails to go into safe mode - I get a /stopcode blue screen F2 ...
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Mac Mini requires password to create directory on external drive, but not internal drive. Huh?

MacMini logs-itself-in on boot. Plug in a utility external drive, drag a folder from internal drive to blank external, password required. Make a directory on internal drive, no problem. Copy a file to ...
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Unlocking mulitple bitlocker encrypted devices at system startup

There are two partitions on the single disk in my Thinkpad, one for Windows 10 Pro (C:), and one for the data (D:). I'm thinking about enrcypting both disks using windows bitlocker. All documentation ...
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How do I save a password to my Google account when using Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows?

A human end-user can type a user-name and password into a website. Afterwards, the button to save the password to my Google account goes off the bottom edge of the screen. How do I save my password? ...
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Access Points with mismatching Passwords

I'm a Tech Coordinator at a local school and in the process of learning about the network at and help solve their problems. I discovered that the upstairs access points have a different password than ...
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Thunderbird not prompting for SMTP password, and password does not already exist

I'm using Thunderbird for work mail on Linux Mint 21.2. We have an IMAP server for incoming mail and SMTP for outgoing. Logging in to IMAP works fine, I receive and can read all my emails. However, ...
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I keep being asked for an Administrator password in ubuntu 23.04 [closed]

I'm on ubuntu 23.04 and I keep being asked for an Administrator password (not a root, Administrator). I don't have it... I never set it, and it's not the root password. Can anyone help me with that?
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Removing BIOS password on Lenovo Ideapad 130-15ikb 81h7

I set a BIOS password on my Lenovo Ideapad 130-15ikb 81h7 computer. Normally I save all of my passwords securely but for this one, I somehow have no idea of what it is. How do I remove it?
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How to password protect Icecast2 portal webpage

I have a Raspberry Pi with a microphone attached, which is streaming audio. I have DDNS and port forwarding setup on the router, and so I can listen to the audio over the web. Problem is, the Icecast2 ...
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Is it possible to setup password expirey for gnome display manager during login?

I want to setup password expirey which warns 3 days before hand and forces user to change password after 30 days. Is this possible for gnome display manager? I want to make it so that it changes the ...
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