My wife is locked out of her netbook (W7 Starter). We're far from home with no backup or password recovery disks. Can I create a backup from my son's identical netbook and install? [more inside]
I can't seem to password protect my local network for my Imac & Mac laptops. Help me, please. [more inside]
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]
I am looking for a password keeper app for my iPhone. Ideally it would be able to open a specific URL and autopopulate the User ID and Password fields. Personal experience with your suggestions is a big plus. Thank you!
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]
Multiple password logins. How do they work? Do they work? Why or Why not? [more inside]
trying to automatically click items on a webpage. but how? [more inside]
Is the an ipad or iphone app. that would keep track of my user id and passwords from various websites, i.e. banks, credit cards companies, etc. Thanks
Need some guidance on message-digest based password generation algorithms. [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]
Is my password safe after a "System Tool" malware infection? Can malware (system tool) use a proxy or key logger or otherwise detect bank account passwords accessed with the (hopefully previously) infected computer. How can one be sure the infection is totally removed? xp fully updated, avg free, scanned and cleaned following these instructions
How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
Help! I broke my iPhone 4 screen, and it's locked! The phone turns on, but the screen is completely destroyed, so I can't enter my password to use iTunes to back it up. Any chance of getting at my pictures before my new screen comes in? [more inside]
How are passwords stored in systems that require the user to enter specific digits of their password?
How are passwords stored in systems that require the user to enter specific digits of their password? I am familiar with encryption techniques such as MD5 hashes, but I can't see a way in which a system would store the entire encrypted password, and still be able to authenticate individual characters, unless the password is stored in plain text, which seems unlikely for a bank. [more inside]
Facebook filter: Why does my password not work on two browsers? [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]
What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
I'd like both computers in the house (one Mac, one XP) to share my WiFi network. This works great as long as the network is open, but I'd like it to be closed. [more inside]
My Mac (10.3.9) seems to be automatically providing an outdated network password to my work network. Since the password is consistently wrong, it's causing my new, working password to lock up. Where might that password be stored? I've already removed anything from the key chain. [more inside]
Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [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]
How safe do folks think 1password plus dropbox for syncing really is? Would you store financial information this way?
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.
I'm creating a wedding website using Wordpress. I'd like to have the whole thing behind a password. [more inside]
Anyone know of a way to read password protected RSS feeds on the iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
Tell me about the early days of using passwords to verify information on computers or over the telephone: 1. When we're people first expected to do so? 2. Did it seem weird to you at the time? 3. Was there anything analogous to the password concept at the time? 4. (Most important to me) How was the concept introduced to the public? [more inside]
My Windows 7 (64bit) PC crashed and now wants me to login. However, I have never set up a user account. What the heck do I do now? [more inside]
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]
Gmail security: Someone keeps trying to recover, or change, the password for my gmail account. I'd previously set my gmail recovery option to send me an SMS, and I'm getting a lot of SMSes saying, "Your Google Account recovery code is: ... If you did not request this code, you can safely ignore this message". I've already changed my secret question to be really obscure, but what else should I do to protect my account? Every couple of weeks, I get bombarded with SMSes because someone is trying to access my account. Can I temporarily disable the recovery option? I'm just worried that someone might guess the answer to my secret question by brute force or some other means.
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.
Why won't Chrome prompt me to save my passwords on some sites, despite having the Autocomplete = On extension? [more inside]
How can I get back into my Myspace Music page without e mail or password? [more inside]
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]
I would like to get root access on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X 10.5.8. Bonus points - without nuking the existing keychain. [more inside]
Can you help my mom? She's locked herself out of her msn.com email account. [more inside]
is there a way to make it look like the harddrive on my osx mac book pro isn't working? [more inside]
Adobe Air on Windows XP SP2, any idea what might cause it to suddenly be unable to store passwords? A searchof the web doesn't seem to show this as a problem others on Windows are having (it does seem to plague Linux users, however). [more inside]
Is there a way in Firefox (3.x, fwiw) to have the password manager save login information on https sites? [more inside]
How can I make password protected posts visible to logged in users, but still require a password from guests, in Wordpress 2.9? [more inside]
How can I view private Blogger blogs in any RSS reader? [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]