Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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How do I print a newline after there user enters a password with zshbuiltin read command

I want to read a user's password securely within the execution of a curl command. A made a basic proof of concept which mostly works, but the output of the echo command is coming on the same line as ...
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Force Microsoft Edge's password manager to use PIN when revealing password

tl;dr Is there a way to force Microsoft Edge to always use PIN for user authentication when revealing passwords stored in password manager? When you want to see a password stored in Microsoft Edge's ...
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Need crack some files with rar3 hash, can be possible? [closed]

I am interested in cracking two rar files but it has a long password more than 9 characters and less of 20. So my question is how much time will take me? And the password can be any characters so ...
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Using expect in bash to execute a command passing a password from a file

Can someone help me on my below request please. I'm trying to send password from a file to execute a script on remote machine, however it is giving error as Password: can't read "sys_pw": no ...
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After MacOS Ventura 13.1 update, the only admin account became "standard" user. How to (re)authorize the admin account?

My Mac Mini updated to Ventura 13.2. Afterwards, the Admin account lost its admin privileges. The system had (and still has) FileVault enabled. It has two user accounts, one previously had ...
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Require password for elevated prompts even when you are an administrator in Windows

How do I require a password for administrator actions (when the elevation prompt appears) when I'm an administrator?
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How can I remove the password on several RAR files at once? [duplicate]

I have 20 RAR files with the same password. How can I remove the password on all these RAR files at once? I use Windows 10. I need to batch process. I don't care if it gets recompressed.
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Keep Ubuntu 18.04 running but locked with password

I am performing long-running Matlab code on Ubuntu 18.04. Can I prevent other users from interrupting by requiring a password, but keep the operation running, while analyses are being made on the ...
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How to REQUIRE password for authentication (Microsoft Live Account login)

How do I lock-down my Microsoft account such that a password is required to login? https://login.microsoftonline.com/ I logged-into my Microsoft Live account for the first time in some years, and I ...
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Cracking a zip file without accessing its content

Can you strip the payload of an encrypted ZIP file in a way that the usual password cracking tools will still work with the ZIP file? The idea is that the stripped file, to which the password has been ...
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Locked out of Windows 10, forgot password [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 PC and I changed the password the other day, but forgot it. It is running in dual boot with Ubuntu on the other side, the files are shared, it uses “GRUB” interface on boot to ...
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Any way to learn where passwords are actually reused in Microsoft Edge?

A cool (?) feature of password health in Microsoft Edge → Profiles → Passwords tells me that my password is reused somewhere else: I am surprised quite very much, because this particular password for ...
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Remove/Change Android password [migrated]

A friend gave me an old Android tablet (Medion Junior Tab S7322) which dates back into the Android 4.4 days and asked, if I can get access to his pictures on the internal storage, because she forgot ...
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Securing username and password passed as Environment variable

Username and Password are passed as plain text as environment variable while running a bash script from a existing process. using following command. sudo -u someuser USERNAME=abc PASSWORD=xyz /path/to/...
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Provide a FTP credentials when opening remote database from command-line

tl;dr; Can I provide FTP login and password (needed to fetch the database file from remote FTP server; not those needed to decrypt database itself) when launching KeePass in Windows 11? If so, how can ...
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Can I tell if I forgot my password or if I was hacked?

I logged into my Arch server with SSH (keypair), but when I tried to update my software I could not answer the sudo password prompt. If I forgot the password it would likely be best to reset the ...
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Linux, centos, resetting password

While resetting password after commands: rd.break mount -o remount,rw /sysroot chroot /sysroot I entered new password all done correctly at the end created file reliably using touch /.autorelable ...
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reset bios Lenovo X1 Carbon 20A7: error 0199

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon model 20A7. Windows 10. I have lost the super user password for bios long time ago. Lenovo System Update tool tried to install a newer version of bios today and I entered the ...
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Chrome won't save manually added passwords if they are for a local hostname

I am currently hosting a local-only Truenas server. It does have a local IP but I only access it via http://truenas/ which works. The problem is Chrome's Password Manage UI only allows real domains to ...
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How to add public ssh key in putty [closed]

So, I was given a public key and asked -among other things- to set up ssh key authentication only and to add a user to my server that could log in to the server with this public key. I created another ...
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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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Prompt for password when using smbnetfs

I'm using Ubuntu Focal and I'd like to mount some samba shares. If I use mount -t cifs and don't provide a password, then it's going to prompt me to input one. However mount can be only used as a root ...
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I can't access my email in Outllok 2021, it always ask password

Since one month I have problem with Outlook. I search everywhere but I only found simple solution that doesn't help. I use Outlook 2021 (not O365) with 2 account Office 365 (2 different tenant) and ...
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Chrome is saving passwords but not showing them in Settings

Running Chrome 107.0.5304.110 on an M1 Pro MacBook Pro, macOS 12.6.1. Chrome asks to save passwords and fills them in properly, but when going to chrome://settings/passwords none of them appear. It ...
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AlmaLinux VM password incorrect after changing it

I forgot my rootpassword so i changed it with this tutorial https://blog.eldernode.com/reset-root-password-on-almalinux/ After I changed the password i cant log in to root or any other User. It just ...
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Firefox SAFE password reset

I created a Firefox account. Saved passwords from several 3rd party websites into Firefox password manager. Forgot Firefox password. I know I can reset my Firefox account password, which will erase ...
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How do you avoid typing the passphrase (password) of your ssh key each time, on Linux and Windows with OpenSSH?

(This is a repost and edit of a question by xiiryo originally posted and closed fairly quickly on Stack Overflow.) I use a passphrase-protected ssh key (RSA). (I used to call this a password-protected ...
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Can't delete or find saved wrong passwords in Chrome

Somehow my Chrome saved some wrong passwords for a website below: https://www.nautica.com/account (pic 1) https://imgur.com/a/UB6tSqv And these password seem to be from the account resgistration page (...
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Everytime we restart the Linux server it looks like the root gets a new password hash

The other day I was asked by a friend to change their forgotten root password of their Linux server. I have done this procedure many times without a problem, but this time something strange happened ...
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Is it possible to unlock a Windows 10 OS system without resetting the computer and losing all data? [duplicate]

My brother suddenly passed away and my family is trying to get access to his laptop because he was writer, photographer and we would like to preserve some of his work. He has a HP laptop that is ...
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When using VeraCrypt, which is preferable, the passphrase generated by Diceware or the key file?

I have important files stored in a VeraCrypt container. The files in the container must never be seen. In the unlikely event that they are seized by the secret police, which is stronger, the ...
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Unable unzip file with the correct password

Before i used command "zip -eq file.zip /folder" to zip my folder with the password. Now I unzip the file with the correct password but always show "Wrong password". I also tried ...
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New files added to 7zip arhive are not protected by password

I have an archive in my onedrive for business directory that contains sensitive information that I keep password protected for extra security. The problem is, when I add new files to the archive ...
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Veracrypt - Save password on my personal computer

Noob question guys. I bought an external drive so I can save my personal information like my id, my resume, my contracts my projects, etc.... I encrypted the drive using veracrypt and a password since ...
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How to password protect just internet properties on Windows 11

I am whitelisting a kids internet by Internet options > Connections > LAN settings proxy localhost, and use advanced for exceptions. I want to password protect just this section so he cant ...
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VNC Server Password not changing on port 5900

I'm trying to fix the VNC Server 'password' Password vulnerability of Metasploitable 2. I have changed the vncserver password using vncpasswd and it works fine for all the ports but 5900. After ...
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Require Google password on Chrome start-up

Is there a way to require Google Chrome to ask for Google Account password on first use/login (on home computer)? I would like to keep the "sync" functionality, but would like to protect the ...
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copy passwd from linux to windows [closed]

Is it possible to copy login passwords from linux to windows, if I only have the linux password hash? I believe this is fairly straight forward if you do not change OS, but is it possible cross ...
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How to avoid hardcoded passwords on Apache httpd config file

I'm using an Apache Proxy with LDAP modules for authentication management. But I don't want to hardcode the password of the LDAP service user to query the domain. I have already used other ...
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Is it possible to bypass my old password-protected .7z archive which was saved by 7-Zip in late 2011?

In November 2011, I created a .7z archive file that's about 870 megs, using 7-Zip. Apparently, I password-protected it without saving the password... I highly doubt that it contains anything of value, ...
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How can I recover the contents of a preserved Chrome Login Data database following a Windows password change?

So I have a machine here whose owner recently changed their Windows login password - and I learned all at once that the passwords in Chrome's password store are encrypted using the OS login ...
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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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Unlocking Lenovo x1 hard-disk and bios password

Hi guys I have problem with my Lenovo x1 carbon 4th generation and I set password on my hard disk that now I have forgot it . how can I unlock my hard disk password without losing my files ?
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While creating a password for an Admin user, I get a scary message "will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certs & stored passwords"

I have a personal Windows 10 Laptop which runs Edition Windows 10 Home Single Language Version 21H2 Installed on ‎11-‎04-‎2021 OS build 19044.2006 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120....
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How to setup my proxy settings in Linux (Ubuntu) so my password isn't cleartext?

So, https://phoenixnap.com/kb/ubuntu-proxy-settings shows that I can setup my proxy settings in terminal by setting the following environment variables. export HTTP_PROXY=[username]:[password]@[proxy-...
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Can you get the network password when someone tries to connect?

could you get the network password of a network if a device tries to connect to the network by name with the password, but the network is basically a MITM Network? I don't know how to formulate this ...
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Disable password expiration while joining AD

I want to create a local user without password expiration on a Windows Server 2012 VM using a powershell script. In the moment when the user is created, the machine is not in AD. The problem is, that ...
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Linux: Run a script instead of password expiry prompt during login

In Linux, when a user password is expired, it throws the following message after login and asks to change the password (Using PAM), WARNING: Your password has expired. You must change your password ...
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I forgot the VMs password, can I retrieve it from MongoDB Compass?

Hi, I have a VM that I forgot the password to. However, I store a database there (which unfortunately is not backed up) and it's no longer responding for some unknown reason. There is an agent that's ...
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A few questions about MobaXterm passwords?

everyone. I bought MobaXterm this year but just now trying to figure out all the features it has. I came to the security and passwords and have a few questions: Is it possible to use only Master ...

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