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Questions tagged [passwords]

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

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Is it possible to change MacOS user password via root without old password?

I need to change user password on MacOS without knowing old password. Tried to use: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/user But got error: Permission denied. Please enter user's old password: Could you ...
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How to Enforce Password Complexity Policy settings Windows in local system

Is there any way we can enforce the password policy changes with the immediate effect i.e enforce the user to change the password while logon if it is not met newly added policy settings. I heard ...
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How to remove the Supervisor BIOS password for an IBM ThinkPad r50e

I have a Thinkpad r50e 1834 that a friend gave me because it has no hdd, the screen is broken (only the top left is visible) and it has a supervisor password, so it stops booting at a lock symbol ...
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Can't reset my MySQL password

I installed MySQL earlier in the week and forgot the root password. I assumed that uninstalling and re-installing MySQL would allow me to create a new root password. However, now during the ...
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Accept any password at login attempt

After unsuccessful research on the internet, I am coming here to ask if any of you knew of a software/library that can make a linux (or osx) system accept any password for a given user, but silently ...
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Purpose of password in SSD Secure Erase - Partedmagic

I used PartedMagic to secure erase my Samsung EVO SATA SSD. I had created a bootable USB pen drive for the same. The process went well and SSD has been erased. It took hardly less than a minute to ...
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How do I reset the Vista net user password when it does not work with the User Name “C&D Sign Company”?

Recently C&D Sign Company sold their business to a local church. Now I have this machine in my shop, and all my efforts to reset the password, including Ophcrack, and many other methods, changing ...
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Protect a file with a password, but transparently integrated in Windows's UI

I know there are several solutions to: encrypt a file: zipping/RARing/7zip-ing with password each time we save, unzipping/unraring/un7ziping and entering password each time we want to open the file ...
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Creating a brute force “profile” based on past passwords

When attempting to brute force a password it can be helpful to minimize the time it needs by applying something like "mixed attacks". This question is mainly about optimizing such a mixed attack. I ...
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Win 7 Scheduled task stops after password change, but I have to write to an egnyte client mapped drive

Looking for ideas. Using the system account would get me passed the expiring password, but would not allow me to authenticate my task to be able to write an output file to an egnyte mapped drive. ...
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Can passwords be longer than 79 characters in Centos/RHEL 7?

Installing Centos 7, I discovered that passwd is limiting the length of user passwords when they are set, without informing the user, as per this five-year-old bug report. This means any password ...
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Disable feedback when typing password at a sudo prompt

When I type my password at a sudo command line prompt, it shows * for each keystroke recently. Is this a new default behaviour? How do I switch this off again? There is no pwfeedback option set in my ...
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Google Chrome. How to restore passwords from profile folder?

I have copy of one of my Google Chrome Profiles. After Windows reinstall I tried to create new profile and then replace the files. However when I check my passwords in settings there is nothing. I ...
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why i don't get the password in Wireshark after pressing submit button?

i have tried to get the wlan password form the AsterisK form (*******) by using the inspect elements trick but it showed me this @1GV)Z<! and this isn't the real password the form of the web page ...
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Windows 10 password field hidden on unlock screen

I have Windows 10, upgraded from Windows 7. I have a bug that I've found discussed elsewhere but yielding no satisfactory solution beyond the non-solution "Reinstall Windows". However, I narrowed down ...

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