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The sun is shining...but the ice is slippery.

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 - 10 answers

Windows 7 login required. WTF?

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 - 4 answers

Hotmail Password Recovery.

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 - 6 answers

How can I stop someone from changing my gmail password?

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 - 12 answers

Password recovery or doom?!?

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 - 5 answers

Help me save my passwords on Chrome!

Why won't Chrome prompt me to save my passwords on some sites, despite having the Autocomplete = On extension? [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on May 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Myspace Music Account Access

How can I get back into my Myspace Music page without e mail or password? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on May 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Secure my SSH

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 - 2 answers

If a prosecutor finds a password, can he or she use it?

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 - 1 answer

Get into OS X account without password and without killing the keychain?

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 - 31 answers

There is really no way to fix this, is there?

Can you help my mom? She's locked herself out of her msn.com email account. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 26, 2010 - 6 answers

is there a way to make it look like the harddrive on my osx mac book pro isn't working?

is there a way to make it look like the harddrive on my osx mac book pro isn't working? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Mar 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Adobe Air Windows password storage problem

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 - 4 answers

Passwords and https://

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 - 6 answers

How do I remove password protection for logged in users?

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 - 3 answers

Can any RSS reader read private Blogger blogs?

How can I view private Blogger blogs in any RSS reader? [more inside]
posted by freddymungo on Dec 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Are login boxes on http:// pages secure?

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 - 18 answers

Stand back! I don't understand regular expressions

How do I use regular expressions to express "at least one of each of these, but not necessarily in this order"? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Nov 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Please suggest a software to password protect and hide data on Windows 7.

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 - 7 answers

A three-digit password is not "too long."

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]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Oct 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Google, please believe me when I say this is my password.

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 - 8 answers

Give me my Money!

How to recover/break MS Money password? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Oct 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Catch a Thief

NearImpossibleFilter: Help me track down the owner of an email adress. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Manipulate pdf file

Possible to edit contents and remove password from pdf? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Thirdworld on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

I just want to check my facebook!

Can anybody help me with my wireless router? [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jul 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Syncing passwords between Windows, Mac and iPhone

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 - 6 answers

How to prevent Outlook 2007 & Live Messenger from resetting username and password?

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 - 1 answer

Password safe exchange?

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 - 9 answers

What is my password again?

What do you do with your passwords? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Mar 3, 2009 - 48 answers

"This Wu album is PHAT!"

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 - 20 answers

Someone is spamming from my gmail account.

Has my gmail account really been compromised? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Best practices for self-service password reset solutions?

Best practices for self-service password reset solutions? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Dec 26, 2008 - 4 answers

openldap password change webapp?

Need a webapp to allow my users to change their own LDAP passwords. [more inside]
posted by tarheelcoxn on Dec 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Demonstating password cracking

I need a utility or small program to demonstrate password cracking. [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Plain Text Password in Welcome Email

Online Security Filter: Welcome email contained plain text password. Specific examples of why this is bad needed. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Nov 23, 2008 - 19 answers

iPhone password manager that syncs with Windows

Best iPhone password manager -- needs to sync with Windows (without storing on internet) -- How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Nov 13, 2008 - 6 answers

What should I do if I can't log in to my router all of a sudden?

My router password changed itself! I'm using the DD-WRT firmware on WRT54G v7 Linksys router, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by rintako on Oct 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Stop locking me out!

How can I keep PointSec from switching my screen saver preference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 4 answers

My MacBook takes revenge on me for spilling bacon, beer and chocolate on it.

My MacBook (2 years old) logs me out as soon as I log in. Exasperated details inside . . . [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 answers

How does my online banking fob work?

How does my online banking fob work? Does it get numbers over-the-air or does it generate the according to some math I don't understand? Background: to access my bank account on the web, I need to use the little electronic fob CitiBank sent me when I registered for online banking. The device generates a six-digit number every minute or so. But where does that number come from? Is the fob generating or receiving it?
posted by subpixel on Sep 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords?

Anyone know of a small device with an LCD for securely storing passwords? [more inside]
posted by paulyballs on Aug 29, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

why am i so forgettable?

how do i get firefox to ask me *again* to remember my password? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Trying Like Hell To Defeat The Purpose Of Encrypting Something In The First Place

How weak is it smart to allow my GPG key passphrase to get? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Aug 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How to create a convenient and secure multi user set up in windows XP.

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]
posted by vegetableagony on Aug 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Whenever I require a password on my wireless network it slows to a crawl.

Whenever I require a password on my wireless network it slows to a crawl. [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Jul 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Would I need an anti-keylogger for Vista?

Would I need an anti-keylogger for Vista? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jul 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Just like the neighbor's cat in your kids' sandbox...

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]
posted by bonobo on Jun 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Windows XP demands User Account password that doesn't exist.

My Windows XP randomly asks for a password for the User Accounts when there is no password, but will accept a blank password field. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Jun 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Dell Inspiron 5100 BIOS password reset?

Dell Inspiron 5100 BIOS password reset? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jun 18, 2008 - 9 answers

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