Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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Require password instead of pin for admin

Me and my family share a computer and they need to be able to login to my account (with a pin). I was wondering if I could require a password for admin privileges instead of an option to enter a pin. ...
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How to acess router's admin password if we have access to its telnet?

Ok, so I recently discovered an old router lying around in my house, of Binatone, model no. bes460 . I tried resetting it, then tried all possible common admin username and passwords, with nothing ...
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vsphere cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password

When I try to login to my vsphere environment, I get the following error: "Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password." I am certain that I am using the correct login information ...
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Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14IBR - how to reset to factory settings

I am unable to access a Lenovo Ideapad 100S-14IBR because a supervisor password was set and the person who did this cannot remember the password. I have tried disconnecting the BIOS battery + main ...
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Check if windows user login password request is enabled

For security reasons I would like to check if the current Windows user has a password set for his account and if this password is requested when Windows starts up (meaning that the auto login with ...
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How to force password re-entry for gpg with OSX keychain?

I'm using gpg on an OSX machine and I saved the password on Keychain for a long time. I wanna re-enter the password to make sure it is the correct one, but I don't want to be locked out of gpg so I ...
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Self-encryption drives authentication key via Raid controller

Currently, SED keys need to be passed to the drives via Raid controller. We are using that because we don't want someone to go on site physically and enter the password manually everytime we want to ...
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Why doesn't chrome save my username on this site?

I use Chrome as my password manager, and it's usually pretty good at figuring out when I've put in some credentials (it asks me to save the username/password when I log in, and gives me the option to ...
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Windows 10 ssh-agent don't want password after system restart

I've activated ssh-agent service on my Windows 10 machine and set it to start automatically at boot. Next, I've added my ssh keys to agent using ssh-add and during this process ssh-agent asked for ...
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How do I recover lost chromebook local data?

When you change your Chromebook password, it asks for your old password when you sign back in. If you forgot your old password, it erases all local data. Local data is supposedly the files and ...
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need help about StackExchange password reset [migrated]

Need help to reset StackExchange account password. I understand the simplest approach is to click on "forgot password?". The problem is, I have tried this 3 times in a time span of 2 hours and ...
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Command Prompt as Administrator

This is regarding the password of Administrator. I have login in to my laptop having Window 7 Home Basic OS. I want to run the command prompt as administrator. So i tried the below option runas /user:...
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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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Is it possible to break Windows 10 password (login screen) without rebooting?

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop with BitLocker activated, but I like to put it in sleep mode with a login password. If someone steals my laptop in this state, how secure would my data be? ...
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How to set Password must meet minimum requirements policy using command prompt

I need to set local password policy. I don't want to use gpedit.msc .I able to set all other policies using net accounts command but complexity requirements is not listing in net accounts. How can I ...
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Password store for desktop

I am using pass for ages and it's been great. Sync(th)ing pass DB to android, etc. Just great. Now I switched email from webmail to mu4e (emacs) and so I'm syncing my IMAP mailbox to local copy which ...
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Auto mount veracrypt partition after login - without root password

I'm working on a debian-based linux machine (MX linux), trying to automate the mount process for a veracrypt encrypted partition, right after user login - and it won't work and i don'k know what to do ...
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Thunderbird TBsync keeps forgetting credentials for Nextcloud CalDav-calendar

I have added my Nextclouds calendar to Thunderbird (68.7.0 (64-Bit)) via the TBsync (2.12) and "Provider for CalDAV & CardDAV" (1.12) addons on Debian (4.19.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.98-1). It ...
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unzip many files with different passwords and compression formats with bash script

I have this bash script to unzip files with different passwords. But it decompresses indefinitely and damages the decompressed files PASS="passfoo passbar passfoobar" LIST=$(ls -1 *.{zip,7z,7z.001,...
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Windows 10 Home - Login screen is now asking for password instead of 4 digit pin

My primary desktop is running Windows 10 Home. Normally when I boot the computer up, I am presented with the login screen where I am asked to enter a 4 digit pin in order to login to windows. Last ...
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Recover BIOS password of HP Pavilion 14 G1 laptop

I have a client who has given me a laptop which has an administrator password at startup, so I can't get into the BIOS. My client doesn't remember the password and needs his computer. I already tried ...
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How can I manually add/adjust login&password to Chrome password manager?

We use multistep sign-in flow that redirects to organization sign-in page and then back. By doing that, chrome doesn't ask to save login&password. Is there a way to manually add or adjust the ...
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How to manage password in GNOME keyring

Using GNOME 3.36. I'd like to store some passwords in a way which is scriptable but at the same time whenever any process tries to access one of these passwords, I see a confirmation dialog and have ...
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Google not saving the correct password

Firstly I should probably ask if saving passwords to Google Chrome is the same thing as saving them to your Google Account. Just recently there is a different window that pops up for saved passwords. ...
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I have a user that every morning can not access her mapped drive. Until the drive is remapped and her AD password is reset. how do i fix this?

This has been going on for a few weeks now every user in for this client has a mapped drive that corresponds with their user account. one user can not access her drive when she first comes in to get ...
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Need to access deceased relative's laptop [duplicate]

A family member passed away. We need to access his Windows laptop for the usual reasons, especially since he kept very few paper records. It is password protected and we have no idea what the ...
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How to fix Keychain Issue?

I have a MBA running Sierra. This is a teachers laptop and I am signed in under her account. Frequently, the "Accountsd Wants to Use the Login Keychain" message will appear and after I enter the ...
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How do I reset my SMTP password?

After working for about three weeks, I finally got back the Thunderbird account that I thought was lost. Everything is fine except sending emails. Every time I send an email, a password is requested ...
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My chrome passwords get reset when I restart my computer

I noticed that whenever restart my computer and then launch chrome, I won't be signed in at the top right, so I click the circle at the top right to sign in to my profile and I sign in and sync is on. ...
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Can remote computer log incoming keystrokes from TeamViewer?

Let's say I connect to a remote computer with TeamViewer. On the remote computer I open an application that requires a password to run. The password field is masked, i.e. as I type it displays ******...
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Can’t remember password for MySQL on macOS

Please help me in step by step setting up MySQL with the help of terminal, I guess I don’t remember the password or I messed up with things. I get the following message and I don’t remember the ...
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Firefox extensions: avoiding possible username/password leaks

I understand a FF extension cannot read info stored in the password manager but, with suitable permission/s (see Firefox extensions: permissions that let grabbing username/password) it can read a user/...
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Firefox extensions: permissions that let grabbing username/password

What specific permissions would allow a Firefox extension to grab my username and password, either if I enter them by hand or retrieved from the password manager? (It would be great to have links to ...
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need the administrator password or the power on password on HP 15-ba113ci

my son just locked down the laptop, he doesn't remember the password. After third wrong password computer diplays SYSTEM DISABLED [i 81836803] if anyone could help I wolud be grateful. thanks in ...
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Reset Windows 10 Professional Password while I cannot boot

I have kind of chicken-and-egg delimma. Yesterday, all of a sudden, my Dell XPS 15 did not boot properly, and showed the error "The digital signature for this file could not be verified for this file. ...
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Read file content from server to batch variable

My client I use is a Windows 10 Pro. My server is an Ubuntu server. On my Ubuntu server, there is a file called password.txt. Right now, in my batch file I am executing, I download this file via scp ...
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HOW TO: Manjaro LUKS encryption with a keyfile from a pendrive

I installed a default installation of manjaro, with full disk LUKS encryption enabled. It works fine, every time I start my system I'm asked for a password Well I'd like to stop being asked for a ...
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What precautions to take after a trojan Win32/Occamy.C infection

Platform Details: Windows 10, 64 bit. Infection History. I downloaded this cheat tool for a game. After that, I performed the following sequence of actions: I extracted the software from the package ...
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BIOS password reset

I'm looking for a jumper, on the motherboard of Toshiba Tecra a11. Where is it located exactly?. I look through the Internet the is no specific answer for the Toshiba tecra a11 laptop. They only show ...
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InsydeH20 BIOS - Supervisor password set but not being asked

I've got an older Toshiba Satellite Pro L870-19E laptop. Years ago, I set a supervisor password in it's BIOS (which is still known to me). This was required to change certain settings. Holding F2 on ...
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Opera Version:67.0.3575.115, import logins & passwords

Where can I find the import function for logins & passwords in Opera? Have csv for import. Advised to go to Settings>Advanced>Privacy&Security>Autofill>Passwords for import function but I only ...
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Mitagation strategies for password-stealers and ransomware [closed]

I'd like to protect the contents of my NAS from Ransomware and other attacks on data. In addition to the standard advice (updates, anti-malware, least-privilege, lecturing the kids and their friends......
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How to generate a Password Dictionary by Regex?

I forgot the password I used to encrypt a file, but I know the pattern of the word I used as password. I try to bruteforce the file, but it will take thousands of years to be decrypted, so the easy ...
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Stuck in command line upon reboot in Ubuntu 18.04.4. Can't access Ubuntu GUI

recently I restarted my Ubuntu laptop for the first time and was met with a command line that asked for a login and then a password. At first, I was unable to figure out my password but was eventually ...
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How do I remove the “Reset Password” option from the Windows 10 login screen?

I've installed Windows 10 Professional on a PC with only one account, a local administrator. This PC needs to be as secure as possible and it will also never be attached to a Microsoft account. The ...
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Set Windows 10 password grace period / timeout

I'm using Windows 10 as a member of the Administrators group. I've set up my group policy for UAC such that Windows prompts for credentials whenever something requires elevated access. On more ...
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Chrome sync accidentally deleted almost all my passwords. How can I upload them again from an old profile?

I started an old version of chrome. One I didn’t use for years (let´s say it was on an old Windows). It did say syncing is suspend. I choose to reenable again and now https://passwords.google.com only ...
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Admin BIOS Password Recovery For a HP ENVY m7-u109dx

I bought this laptop over a year ago on a community selling site and now I want to upgrade the hard drive or setup dual boot BUT the admin bios password is set. (note to everyone, check the bios ...
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Windows new postgresql installation refusing every password

so I just installed Postgresql, sewt up PATH to use it with Powershell and entered my first psql command. The response: "Password for user *(my WINDOWS username). NO password works. Not the one for ...
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How can I write a powershell script which runs as one user, but prompts for a login with encrypted passwords?

To describe the use-case: I'm in the process of writing a powershell script for automation on a local machine, which multiple users have access too. I'd like the script to do specific things depending ...

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