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Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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how to change password on my Azure Windows 2012 R2 admin account

I log on to my Azure Windows 2012 R2 VM with Remote Desktop... THIS DIDN'T WORK: control panel > admin tools > Comp Mgmt > Users > my account > right-click > All Tasks > Set password: I get a scary ...
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Create a custom password complexity rule in group policy

Is it possible to create a custom password complexity policy in group policy? I'm not asking if you can enable password complexity, more that i'm asking how to change the default complexity?
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Error When Trying to Reset Password using macOS Recovery Mode

I haven't used my old MacBook Pro for a while and forgot its password. So I tried resetpassword using Recovery Mode, but this error is displayed when I enter the password of my Apple ID: "Couldn't ...
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Plink sudo rootsh send password

I want to automate some tasks on a server and i'm having some issue with sending the password for sudo. Scenario: linux server can ssh with local user ( I can send this user's password via plink) ...
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Script or command to check whether user used password to logon Windows machine [closed]

Is there a way to check whether a user uses a password to log in to his notebook vs. some other authentication method? I'd prefer to do this using a script. And maybe someone was using glpi.
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Cracking ZIP password from spanned volume

On October 10, 1997, I tried to free up some space on my hard-drive by off-loading them to floppy disks. I tried to reduce the number of disks required by using PKZIP to compress them. For some reason,...
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Is it possible for WinZip to not recognize passwords created with a different WinZip version?

I have a .zip file which came with a "supposedly" correct password to extract it. Yet neither 7-zip not my WinZip trial version recognize that password as correct. The same happens with password-...
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Win10: How to enable WiFi Direct and set the password?

Background: (please correct me if I my understanding is wrong) Wifi Direct is a new standard that enables two computer to talk directly to each user using Wifi. It differs from an ad-hoc Wifi network ...
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Will stealing private key allow hacker to login to server?

I am trying to understand how rsa public private key pairs work. Lets say there are two servers: Q and A. In order for Q to ssh into A, key pairs are generated without passphrase in Q and public key ...
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Windows 10 Password Protected Sharing

Does anyone know of a registry edit or a command that will disable password protected sharing?
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Import Chrome passwords to Firefox

Am I stupid or is there no way to import Chrome passwords to Firefox without using 3rd party software/service? I mean, it's such a silly little task. I don't want to use LastPass. I found how to ...
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Is it possible to retrieve chrome passwords from other domain?

We switched Windows domain at work and since then, Chrome is not showing me all my previously saved passwords under Manage Passwords. I opened the password DB under C:\Users\<MyUserName>\AppData\...
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How to change ppk password for Google Cloud Debian Linux server

Someone compromised my .ppk as well as the username and password. They don't have much CLI knowledge so they haven't done any damage yet, but I'm trying to figure out how to change the ssh password ...
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How do I switch from Windows Live login/password to local without Live password, but with Administrator access?

A friend recently passed away, and his wife asked me to gain access to his Windows laptop for which she doesn't know the password. When I try to guess the password, I get this error message: You ...
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Where does QuickBooks store the password?

I have tried to open QuickBooks Pro 2012 after several years (on a PC laptop, Windows 7), but I don't have the password. I received the license # and pin from QB, and did an uninstall then reinstall ...
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Is it necessary to log out of a website in an incognito window if you’re just going to close the window afterward?

I use online banking, typically in an incognito window. I also use other, less important accounts in incognito windows because I don't want websites to be tracking me across the Internet (tracking ...
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Is it possible not to have an ssh password for a user when coming from a specific network?

I would like to login to ssh without providing a password when connecting from a specific network (I am aware of the risk). Is this something which can be configured? Please note that I am not ...
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Why is your username AND password not hashed and salted? [closed]

Since common responses from Username and/or Password failure at logging is ALWAYS returned "Your Username OR Password are incorrect" due to increased security then why would systems not store the ...
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Can I / how do I get Windows 10 to display password requirements to users?

A user of Windows 10 recently was asked to update her password when she was logged out of her computer, but none of the requirements for passwords were listed. Of course since she was logged out of ...
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How do I make the router send an email every time the password changes?

I have two routers at home. One is TP Link (to share connections with neighbors) and the other is ZTE F609 (from ISP). I want to hack my ZTE router. My brother is very naughty, he often changes ZTE ...
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How to remove win10 password/login screen on company laptop? [closed]

I have a work laptop. There are many restrictions and one of them is to replace password evrey 3 month and using symbols, numbers, etc. There is a way to remove the login screen? (obviously netplwiz ...
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I forgot my sudo password

I forgot my sudo password. I want to install a package and it needs me my sudo password. Every time I enter the password by chance. I get the error of try again. Would you please tell me how I can ...
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Require password when returning from sleep: Opensuse Leap 15, budgie-desktop

When I wake my laptop from a suspended state, there is no password prompt. I'd instead like to require a password to use the laptop. I've looked in Settings > Power and Settings > Privacy but these ...
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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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How to remove UEFI supervisor password? Acer Aspire 771G

2 years ago I try to install a Linux distribution. - To do so I need to disable the secure boot and set the supervisor password. - My keyboard was giving me problems at that time and now i don't ...
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How to provide list of possible passwords to winrar?

I have a list of possible passwords and bunch of rar files. As you suspect, I would like to open, unrar all those files using provided passwords but I don't know which password is related to which rar ...
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How to make a scheduled task to unlock external hdd everytime I login?

How to make a scheduled task to unlock external hdd everytime I login? I have some WD drive which I can't remove the pswd unlock as I believe it's part of the firmware. Everytime I have to log into ...
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How to edit passwords saved in Google Chrome

I know we can go to chrome://settings/passwords#passwords to find the saved passwords, but is there a way to edit any of the saved passwords? Every now and then we come across 2 types of challenges ...
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What can cause FileVault password to change by itself

To elaborate on that, my work computer is a Macbook Pro encrypted with FileVault. I was away for a few weeks vacation and coming back I can't log in. My password is correct. I've been using it for a ...
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Cracking A 8 Char password

So here's the situation. I am locked out of my admin portal on my wifi home modem+router (Dlink 3782) and the default password has been lost to time on the back of the router and I wanted to have a ...
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Why can't I reset the password for another user on my computer?

I have another user on my Windows 10 computer, who has forgotten their password. According to this article, I should be able to reset their password from the control panel, like so: But here's what I ...
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BIOS Settings Greyed-out

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my acer aspire v3-575G. I was prompted to set a password to disable secure boot and I complied. After restarting to configure my boot order(I am dual booting) I was ...
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Reset BIOS Password Lenovo Yoga 710-11IKB

I have a Lenovo Yoga 710-11IKB that has a BIOS password that I don't ever recall setting. The computer boots up the OS just fine, but if try to get to the setup screen or boot from a USB it asks for ...
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How do I recover password saved in service?

I have a genomics analysis machine based on Windows 7 (MiSeq from Illumina). Somebody set up a SMB share to that machine with username and password (e.g. .\sbsuser) at least two years ago, but seems ...
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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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Why would some characters be “expanded”?

I tried to sign up for an account on nvidia.custhelp.com and the password requirements stated 20 characters or less. I made a password 20 characters, numbers & symbols long, and got the following ...
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How can i fix this Keyring issue?

When Ubuntu is started in my PC after some minutes it say's that your Keyring didn't or hasn't been unlocked so type the password and that's the thing that has corrupted like my whole Operating System ...
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Unable to set Outlook 2013 mailserver credentials via credetial manager

I have a small business with 6 win7 computers. All computers run a local Outlook 2013 with 1 to 4 email accounts. Now every once in a while the mail server password changes so outlook prompts for a ...
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Windows 10 - Can I reset local password using my Microsoft Account?

I bought my Dell 7577 1 month ago, it has Windows 10 - Home Single Language OS. I added my Microsoft Account and use PIN to sign in to my laptop. Now I tried to sign in using a Password and it's ...
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smbpasswd command not found on MacOS High Sierra

I need to change my Active Directory password at my office, we have documentation on linux to use smbpasswd command line. On Debian, this command can be found in samba-common-bin. I wish I could ...
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How to reset the BIOS password of HP ProBook 6360b [duplicate]

How do I reset the BIOS password of an HP ProBook 6360b?  I tried these tricks: I removed the CMOS battery and left it for 7 days. I short circuited the jumper wires. But nothing happened.
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Chrome is not offering to save passwords in a website with a self-signed SSL certificate

I used this post but still unable to save passwords with Chrome.
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Syncing Firefox passwords between 2 computers - FF >= 57

I am using Firefox Quantum (v60). I have some passwords stored in my current profile (#1). I am also using FF in another computer (#2), with other passwords. I mean to merge the two password lists ...
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Expired Secondary Admin Accounts: Not prompting to change password (Run As)

For a Cyber Security best practice, all local administrative permissions have been revoked from user accounts. Only a select number of employee's have been provided with a Secondary Admin Account, ...
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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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Allowing user to change password without enforcing password change

I have a handful directory user accounts that should not require password change every few months. However, the user should be able to change it if he wishes to (especially since we send out initial ...
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Text file with password but cross platform windows/android

I'm trying to encrypt a txt file, and there are several options for windows, like using 7zip or rar to password store it, or notepad++ with securepad plugin. But I want to find a solution that is ...
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How to reset root password on openwrt like embedded linux

Yesterday I did one stupid thing. Removed encoded root password from /etc/shadow on my router. root::17459:0:99999:7::: Router firmware is a openwrt like embeded linux with ssh access. Now I can't ...
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Hydra - How to generate passwords?

How to generate passwords inside Hydra or xHydra ? What's the name of this method ? How does this work ? default: 1:1:a Hydra Command: hydra -x 1:1:a
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Is it possible for the pass utility to use symmetric encryption for a specific directory?

Recently, I've been looking into using the Unix tool pass as my password manager. I've figured out a workflow I'm happy with for handling my passwords and personal info. Now I'm looking into the best ...