Why do I get prompted for a Windows username and password when I connect to a virtual directory under IIS? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Apr 17, 2011 -
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
posted by flummox
on Mar 24, 2011 -
How can I view an old Microsoft Word document that is password protected, when I cannot remember the password? [more inside]
posted by khelvan
on Mar 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by mhp
on Feb 26, 2011 -
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]
posted by InsaneRhino
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata
on Jan 16, 2011 -
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]
posted by timpanogos
on Dec 25, 2010 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by Silky Slim
on Dec 11, 2010 -
My Mac (10.3.9) seems to be automatically providing an outdated network password to my work network.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]
posted by willnot
on Dec 10, 2010 -
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]
posted by Chamunks
on Oct 4, 2010 -
How safe do folks think 1password plus dropbox for syncing really is? Would you store financial information this way?
posted by dougiedd
on Sep 25, 2010 -
Help me design a secure method of keeping my passwords both safe and available. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund
on Sep 23, 2010 -
, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
posted by notsnot
on Sep 13, 2010 -
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.
posted by Conductor71
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I'm creating a wedding website using Wordpress. I'd like to have the whole thing behind a password. [more inside]
posted by jdl
on Aug 6, 2010 -
Anyone know of a way to read password protected RSS feeds on the iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by metamush
on Jul 26, 2010 -
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]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 26, 2010 -
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]
posted by ninazer0
on Jul 13, 2010 -
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]
posted by gergtreble
on Jun 20, 2010 -
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.
posted by surenoproblem
on Jun 17, 2010 -
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.
posted by ambient2
on May 22, 2010 -
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]
posted by scrutiny
on Apr 22, 2010 -
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]
posted by Michael Pemulis
on Apr 21, 2010 -
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]
posted by zippy
on Mar 29, 2010 -
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]
posted by tommasz
on Jan 29, 2010 -
Is there a way in Firefox (3.x, fwiw) to have the password manager save login information on https sites? [more inside]
posted by barnacles
on Jan 21, 2010 -
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]
posted by Solomon
on Dec 28, 2009 -
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?
posted by mono blanco
on Dec 1, 2009 -
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]
posted by libbrichus
on Oct 25, 2009 -
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]
posted by banannafish
on Oct 13, 2009 -
Help me synchronise my passwords across Windows, Mac and iPhone. Preferably without having to re-enter all my existing passwords. [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Jun 14, 2009 -
Hi this problem occurs on my wife's PC where her Outlook 2007 (Gmail) & Live Messenger (Version 2009) password settings occasionally get 'reset'. It happens maybe once a month. How do I prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by thomasck
on May 10, 2009 -
I want to build a flashdrive based password safe that my whole family can use. I have a good start I think, but I'd like some ideas for making it actually work. [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Apr 6, 2009 -
When I was 12, I did a good number of product reviews on Amazon. 10 years later, I'm embarrassed that someone might find my glowing reviews of (ugh) Eminem and Smash Mouth. I want to delete that Amazon profile (and subsequently all of the reviews), but I don't have the e-mail or password for that account--I wrote those back in the 28.8kbps dial-up days. NO RECOLLECTION WHATSOEVER. What can I do to get that account deleted? [more inside]
posted by AlbatrossJones
on Jan 25, 2009 -