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Could someone tell my if my door is wide open?

I believe the mail server associated with my domain name is acting as an open relay. Hosting company claims everything's good. How can I double-check? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on May 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Locked out of my AIM account

Help, I lost my AIM account. [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Email Lock-out!

Forgot my Yahoo password and login help is useless. How can I get back into my email? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Mar 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Yahoo Auto-Password Entry

Help me cram my password down Yahoo's #&%*&@ throat. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Quicken

My stepfather passed away suddenly on Friday. He didn't leave the passoword to Quicken 2006 Deluxe for my mom. I have looked every where to see if he wrote it down, but no luck in finding it so far. Any way to figure out his password? [more inside]
posted by Beaufort on Feb 25, 2007 - 5 answers

I need to extract firefox passwords/userid's

How do I extract and save/print firefox 2.0 passwords [more inside]
posted by wildpetals on Feb 15, 2007 - 8 answers

You mean password isn't a secure password?

I need to create a custom password filter for an Active Directory domain. Any cheap or free solutions? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Feb 1, 2007 - 5 answers

How to index a password-protected site for searching?

How do I add search to a password protected site? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Jan 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Password skullduggery?

A friend of mine might be being spied on... [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Dec 15, 2006 - 18 answers

Need help with two iTunes annoyances

Any way around these two (Mac) iTunes annoyances? First, iTunes apparently cannot remember my password for "Check for Purchases". Second, iTunes always jumps the focus back to the next song it's playing despite how much further down I'm browsing and adding songs to playlists. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Dec 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Connecting to a Wireless Network

The "okay" button is missing on my friend's laptop when trying to log into my wireless connection. Why? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Dec 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Security gone awry

Any hope of bypassing Imac password? [more inside]
posted by edgeways on Nov 30, 2006 - 11 answers

only connect: adding a password to my router screws up my signal

I can't figure out how to password-protect my wireless internet connection. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 27, 2006 - 10 answers

They changed my password and security question.

Any ideas on how to retaliate against someone who hacked into my email account and changed my password? Or should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by La Gata on Oct 1, 2006 - 14 answers

How to crack a disk image

How can I run a dictionary attack against a password-protected disk image file on OS X? [more inside]
posted by alms on Sep 24, 2006 - 16 answers

Why are the numbers 2, 3 and 4 worn out on a local gas station's ATM card keypad?

Tonight I was paying at a gas station and I used the keypad to enter my pin. The numbers 2, 3 and 4 showed tremendous wear compared to all other keys except the enter key. It's the kind of stupid odd trivia that appeals to me. I Googled "common pin numbers" and it seems "123" is pretty common among the unimaginative. But that doesn't explain 2, 3 and 4 being so well-worn, and not 1. Can you?
posted by Bud Dickman on Sep 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Why a two-step login?

Why are many financial institutions moving to a two-step login process, where you enter your username on one page and then your password on the next? For instance, Vanguard and ING. Their rationale is just that it's "more secure", but that's not much of a reason.
posted by smackfu on Aug 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Break Excel password?

Is there a way to break/uncover/crack/hack an Excel spreadsheet password? [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jul 26, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I get my lost Mac Keychain password back?

How can I recover my Apple Mac Keychain password. [more inside]
posted by darksmiler on Jul 19, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I crack my Windows XP user profile password?

How do I recover a user profile from a previous Windows XP (Professional) installation? Old user profile is still there, but keeps denying me access. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Jul 18, 2006 - 5 answers

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]
posted by Tuwa on Jun 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Password issues

Why am I see the 'save password' window so often? [more inside]
posted by Todd Lokken on Jun 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Is it possible to bypass a bios password without me knowing? How safe is my data?

I have a desktop that is located in a semi-public place. I have a bios password and a windows password on it. Sometimes I leave it logged out of windows so that I can leave in the middle of a project without restarting everything again. I was wondering how hard it would be to get my data? Short of stealing the actual hardware, is there a way to get past a bios password and access my data without me knowing? (From what I understand, resetting the cmos would clear the password so I would know if someone got in.) Also, is it possible to get in if I leave it logged out of windows with a password? How safe is my data?
posted by D Wiz on Jun 5, 2006 - 28 answers

I forgot the password for my USB thumbdrive!

Is there anyway I can still access the files on it? If that's not possible, can the drive be still made usable, by reformatting it in some fashion? Or will I just have to get a new one and dumb this one into the garbage can?
posted by sk381 on Jun 3, 2006 - 7 answers

How to get around a windows password when dealing with the file system.

How can I copy files over from a second hard drive when the Documents and Settings subfolder is off-limits because of a Windows password? [more inside]
posted by TunnelArmr on Jun 2, 2006 - 10 answers

How do a password secure an app in OS X?

How do I password protect a specific app in OS X? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on May 24, 2006 - 12 answers

HDD 0 Password comes outta nowhere!

Hard drive password: the Samsung laptop my wife uses suddenly started asking for HDD 0 password on bootup. Checking in the bios confirms that a password has been set on the HDD. She swears she didn't do it, and has no idea what happened. What to do? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Why the password paranoia?

Explain internet password security to me... [more inside]
posted by underwater on May 7, 2006 - 19 answers

Why does Safari offer to remember usernames and passwords for some sites, but not others?

Why does Safari offer to remember usernames and passwords for some sites, but not others? Specifically del.icio.us.
posted by airguitar on May 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I stop Windows filesharing passwords from expiring?

How do I stop passwords from expiring in my home Windows XP / Linux (Samba) network? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on May 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Password expiration best practices?

Is there an "industry standard" for password expiration periods? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Feb 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Who am I, anyhow? (username autocomplete)

How do I autocomplete usernames (which have saved passwords) in Firefox 1.5? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Jan 8, 2006 - 21 answers

password please

wifi password question: I'm at a relative's for the holidays. She has wifi throughout her house but does not remember the password. Her computer however, does. How do I get the computer to tell me what the password is? It's a windows machine.
posted by garethspor on Dec 24, 2005 - 10 answers

Lost Linksys AP password

My 'new' Linksys WAP54G Access Point won't accept my password. [more inside]
posted by smellycheese on Nov 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Word won't let me open my password-protected document! I know the damned password.

Password problem in Word 2000... [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Sep 21, 2005 - 4 answers

How do you get a stolen yahoo account back?

How embarrassing - I actually got password spoofed and my account stolen. How can I get my Yahoo account back? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Aug 12, 2005 - 15 answers

Windows startup without logging in

Windows 2000 users and passwords: Is it possible for Windows to start up without any password prompting, yet have the OS [reasonably] safe from a bot logging in as an admin? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Jul 18, 2005 - 4 answers

peek at password fields in XP

I've forgotten an sFTP password and need to recover it. The account is setup and working in EditPlus. Many years ago I remember using a Windows utility that allowed you to drag an icon over any ******* password field and the password would be revealed. I can't remember the name of this utility. Google reveals many other utilities that might do the same thing, but I ph33r the Russian Hax0rs. Does anyone know of a crap-ware free program that can help me? Operating System XP Home.
posted by alan on Jun 14, 2005 - 8 answers

Password protect my thumbdrive?

Does anyone know a simple (and free) method of password-protecting my USB thumbdrive?
posted by celibate_life on May 17, 2005 - 14 answers

Firefox password safety?

How safe is it for me to store passwords in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Feb 21, 2005 - 13 answers

Password-Protection

Is there a script (perl or php, no MySQL because I don't understand it and don't want to learn it) that password-protects a webpage so that it can be viewed only by someone who logs in with a username and a password, and also logs that user, so that you can have a record (very important) of who's viewed the page? If so, where can I get me one?
posted by iconomy on Jan 26, 2005 - 11 answers

phone with a digital answering machine

ProductFilter: I'd like a phone with a digital answering machine that can be set to be absolutely silent by default, but which will ring if the caller enters a numeric password. [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jan 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Is it possible to recover my own password-protected files without the password?

A few years ago I kept a diary on 3.5 floppies in password- protected word files. I found the floppies at my parent's house this weekend, but of course I don't know the password now. Any way that I can recover the files? I checked google, can't really find anything that makes sense to me.
posted by cilantro on Nov 27, 2004 - 7 answers

Is there any extremely easy way to password protect a blog?

Is there any extremely easy way to password protect a blog. The real goal is to have a blog-as-ecommerce. I need to figure out how to set up subscriptions to the blog, charge (via paypal) and give each user a unique password and login. Any software I can get/buy to do this? If I have to hire someone who can build this for me, where do I look and what should it cost? I won't have many subscribers, so I can handle some issues mannualy if need be, but the more automated the better.
posted by limitedpie on Nov 15, 2004 - 8 answers

Recommend a good program to password protect a flash drive?

Can anyone recommend a good program to password protect a flash drive? I see all sorts with encryption and folder hiding, etc., but all I really want is for a password input box to pop up when I plug in the USB drive, denying access to the files until it is entered. Needs to work on XP/98/2000 so that I can easily move between machines. Also, cheap is good. This shouldn't be as difficult to find as it seems to be!
posted by rushmc on Nov 10, 2004 - 13 answers

Word 6.0 file says it's password protected, but we think it might just be corrupted. How can we recover it?

My father wrote a document years back of memories of his (now deceased) college roommate and their Berkely debauchery. Now that (Word 6.0) file says it's password protected, though he suspects it's just corrupted. Li'l help? (More inside on what I've tried so far.) [more inside]
posted by davebug on Aug 27, 2004 - 6 answers

Why does my Mozilla mail have 'password save' issues?

Why does my Mozilla mail have 'password save' issues?

I tried to research this in ">Mozilla ">groups and ">Google groups, but there's a lot of denial confusion about, it seems.

Issue 1: I cannot find where to add my password to be saved. Password Manager allows you to delete a password, to display saved p/ws, and display never saved p/ws. It does not allow me to add a p/w.

Issue 2: This only began to be an irritant last week. Till then, I never needed to put in my p/w to my incoming mail server [I reckon I must have done one time, then it was saved]. Why did Moz mail unsave it? Why does the p/w dialogue box not ask me if I want to save it again?

I like security - but I want Mozilla to 'do what it says on the tin' - save the p/ws that I tell it to!

Ggrrrr.... [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on May 24, 2004 - 2 answers

Mozilla Passwords

Mozilla question. I recently got a new computer and have installed Mozilla 1.6 for my browsing pleasure. I've been using Moz on the old box for over a year now, and I have many many username/password combos saved. I can't seem to find a way to transfer them over to the new system. Where are they stored? [more inside]
posted by sauril on May 16, 2004 - 4 answers

Proxy-Authorization: Basic [authentication]; how do I do it?

I'm trying to get my application (VB, but that doesn't matter) to connect to the internet and support proxy servers that require a username and password. The former is easy, the latter not. What I'm doing is sending Proxy-Authorization: Basic [authentication] in the header (where [authentication] is "username:password" base64 encoded) with each request. However the proxy server keeps reporting error 407 (authentication required). I've read the RFC's, I've read google groups but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas?
posted by ralawrence on Apr 30, 2004 - 2 answers

Windows XP - need password

Win XP pword issue. I'm locked out of my laptop. I don't use it often, and the password expired - it was set to 30 days. Being an idiot, I didn't make written note of the admin password anywhere. Multiple guesses have so far yielded me nothing. I found this site but haven't tried it yet, since I have no access to the Win 2000 cd.

Anyone know how to get in w/o losing all my data and reformatting/re-imaging the thing?
posted by yoga on Mar 31, 2004 - 7 answers

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