Tumblr and Google are now using two page login processes where you first enter your username or email and then are sent to a second page to enter your password. What's the reason/logic behind this switch from the standard two item form?
I'm worried I've done something deeply stupid and potentially made my PC vulnerable. Full details below the fold. [more inside]
How can I protect me from myself during a time of emotional upheaval, in terms of access to my own past journal entries? [more inside]
Is a password-protected Excel document a good way to store passwords for heirs? [more inside]
I downloaded gmailnotifier from gmailnotifier.com and setting it up, it requested my password. Obviously it needs this information but how can I be sure that it won't abuse it? How do you know what software to trust? [more inside]
I have a vague memory of a character in a TV show or movie trying to guess a password that he forgot. The only hint he has is that the password is "something I like". The answer was something simple and stupid, like "candy". I can't remember where I saw this and it's going to drive me nuts. [more inside]
I want to hire a WordPress Pro to fix up my lame looking site. Does this have to entail me giving that Pro my admin password? This scares me. Should this not scare me? Is there another way? [more inside]
The OS X GUI—but only the GUI—has stopped accepting my password. Any password. [more inside]
I have moved from Argentina back to the UK. Whilst there I set up my Google account with 2-Step Verification using my Argentinian phone number. Now back in the UK I no longer have access to that phone and as I unpacked I realised I threw away the notebook in which I jotted down the emergency codes in the move. Am I screwed? [more inside]
Some time in the mid 1990s I read a sci-fi short story about an augmented individual hired to steal a password - I'm trying to figure out the name of this story and its author. [more inside]
Some weeks ago, I changed my phone's password while half asleep and haven't been able to remember it since. I've since gotten a new phone, but I really want to get the pictures and videos that were on there. Is this possible? [more inside]
I have accepted an offer on a MacBook air I sold on Craiglist. I am ready to take this to the buyer. I can't get the damn thing to forget my network password. Need to do this ASAP so I can hand it over. [more inside]
Any hacks to force an Apple device to accept a 7-character wifi password? [more inside]
My Windows 7 password is not working, so naturally, I'm locked out of my computer/life. If my computer worked, I would continue googling for an answer. Unfortunately, this vintage Dell desktop I'm using is trying my patience. [more inside]
I'm configuring my wife's iPad 1 to work with our WiFi network. Because our kids also use it, we'd like it to "forget" the WiFi connection when we disconnect. [more inside]
How do I keep my reddit account despite having derped my password? [more inside]
I'm looking for a password manager that will work seamlessly across multiple PCs and my Android phone. [more inside]
Is there a fast way to log iPhone on to my school's wireless network? [more inside]
Why doesn't my browser remember me on one partciular site when accessed from my desktop when it does on my laptop? [more inside]
Does anyone remember a list of logins and passwords, for a myriad of sites, published online for all the world to use? Its advertised purpose was to allow one to use a website without having to register for access... so you didn't have to go through all the steps, nor receive spam in your inbox later... I think it's been several years since I've even thought of this -- also, I feel it had some form of 'gator' or other reptile in its name.
So despite being fairly knowledgeable about these sorts of things, I put on my own little "worst practices in computer security" seminar with my Mac Mini HTPC. And, surprise of surprises, it was compromised. Help me figure out if I've reversed the damage, won't you? [more inside]
Need help wrangling account numbers/logins [more inside]
Does anyone know of an Android password manager app with online browser access? [more inside]
Password help please. How can i reset the password on my wireless router? [more inside]
Gmail account recovery. Please help. Long winded story inside. [more inside]
What simple, secure, portable password and secure data management systems do you use? [more inside]
Why do I get prompted for a Windows username and password when I connect to a virtual directory under IIS? [more inside]
Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly. [more inside]
Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive. I have an old cf-29 toughbook by Panasonic that I've had for years. I'm trying to resurrect it and for the life of me cant remember my own cmos password. Aside from possibly nuking the bios password which will be near impossible due to the NATO standards this notebook was built to. I was thinking I would just try to install an OS directly to the hard drive and simply transplant it back into the toughbook. [more inside]
Help me design a secure method of keeping my passwords both safe and available. [more inside]
Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
I need to send an MP3 music file to a number of email addresses. I want to do this by directing people to a download on a web link, rather than emailing the (large) file direct. I also want to be able to password-protect the file in that link (either the file or the link), so the music doesn't get passed around beyond the list of recipients. Does anyone know of any good resources for this? Thanks, oh wise ones.
Please help my wife! She is locked out of Hotmail but is mysteriously still able send and receive from the account on her Blackberry. [more inside]
PasswordBuffooneryFilter: I've had a Hotmail account for eons, don't use it a ton, get a couple things sent there on an ongoing basis. Had the password stored via Firefox and it has disappeared from the remember-password feature. It's been long enough that I don't remember the password-recovery info (favorite pet, etc.) and I didn't register an alternate e-mail (that they would use to send me the means to access the account). Based on the Microsoft info I've slogged through and Internet searches, it seems I'm sunk. Or am I?? Much gratitude for any help folks can provide.
SSHFilter: I'm trying to disable authentication by password for SSH users accessing a server from a remote location. By everything I've read it seems like I've done exactly that, but I can still log in from a remote machine using a password only. Help me get that to stop. [more inside]
What are the legal implications of subpoenaing or obtaining a warrant for digital papers (such as a Gmail or Google Apps account) and finding a password? Could the prosecutor use the password to obtain more information from another digital source, such as another email account or a Facebook account? [more inside]
Some major websites--such as Facebook, Vox and others (but not Metafilter!)--have users enter username & password on an http page rather than an https page. Is this as secure as logging in via https:// and if so, why?
How do I use regular expressions to express "at least one of each of these, but not necessarily in this order"? [more inside]
How do I password protect a folder or partition in windows 7 and also not have its contents included in Windows index or Everything. [more inside]
The Blurst.com registration page tells me my (12-character) password is too long, while a string of 100 A's is OK. FFF is a fine password, but 777 is too long. What gives? (Somewhat long but delightfully pattern-y description follows) [more inside]
After getting a new logicboard installed on my MacBook Pro this past week, why does GoogleUpdateInstaller constantly ask for my password every few minutes? I'm only using GMail notifier and it is making me insane. [more inside]
What do you do with your passwords? [more inside]
Online Security Filter: Welcome email contained plain text password. Specific examples of why this is bad needed. [more inside]
My router password changed itself! I'm using the DD-WRT firmware on WRT54G v7 Linksys router, what can I do? [more inside]
What is the best way to set up multiple user accounts on my computer to: minimize security risk, allow me to keep some files/passwords private, but still let others use my computer for basic tasks? [more inside]
What am I doing to my links pointing to images in a private directory that prevents me from seeing the pics in Dreamweaver CS3 Design mode? [more inside]
Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!
How do I get my browser to ignore a certain site? [more inside]