my work threw out an old g4 imac (the dome with the flat-panel type) and i took it home (with their permission). unfortunately, when i boot it up, the only option it gives me is to sign in under the admin, and i don't know that password. our IT guy wasn't too much help. [more inside]
Please help my friend limit his daughter's access to the internet at night. [more inside]
My hotmail acct has been hacked/cracked and is being used to spam people including a few MeFites. I'm pissed and concerned. Please hope me! [more inside]
I cannot connect to one specific website. [more inside]
Google Desktop Search won't Login to Gmail when I give it the correct account details. The same credentials work in Gmail and across the Google system, but not in GDS. What is going on? [more inside]
I want to encrypt a CD with a very simple password. [more inside]
I did something dumb, have I screwed up my USB key / flash drive?? [more inside]
How can I get a saved password out of Firefox on an old hard drive, connected to the computer via USB? [more inside]
Where can I store my passwords online safely? [more inside]
Help me figure out whether or not my parents' home wifi is password-protected. [more inside]
I only want some specific people to be able to read my family website, so I have a two-pronged website password protection question. [more inside]
Help me get past the BIOS password on a Dell Latitude. [more inside]
My HP Pavillion dv4000 is not allowing me to log into the computer. It did this once before saying i lost my password and i had to have my ex do some trickery and it was fine. Now it is doing it all over again. This time I did not have a password..it has just locked me out completely. [more inside]
My MS Access files are password protected. I don't know/remember what the password is. I need help on password recovery. [more inside]
Password emergency / mystery. I'm a new Filemaker user and I've somehow set a password that's keeping me from accessing the file I just put two days of work (and some not easily replaceable data) into. [more inside]
When I use the wireless network at my local library with my ibook, I am continually prompted for a password and username, and although the signal strength remains reasonably constant, pages often fail to load. Can I do anything to fix it? [more inside]
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]
Help, I lost my AIM account. [more inside]
Forgot my Yahoo password and login help is useless. How can I get back into my email? [more inside]
Help me cram my password down Yahoo's #&%*&@ throat. [more inside]
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]
How do I extract and save/print firefox 2.0 passwords [more inside]
I need to create a custom password filter for an Active Directory domain. Any cheap or free solutions? [more inside]
How do I add search to a password protected site? [more inside]
A friend of mine might be being spied on... [more inside]
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]
The "okay" button is missing on my friend's laptop when trying to log into my wireless connection. Why? [more inside]
Any hope of bypassing Imac password? [more inside]
I can't figure out how to password-protect my wireless internet connection. [more inside]
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]
How can I run a dictionary attack against a password-protected disk image file on OS X? [more inside]
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?
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.
Is there a way to break/uncover/crack/hack an Excel spreadsheet password? [more inside]
How can I recover my Apple Mac Keychain password. [more inside]
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]
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]
Why am I see the 'save password' window so often? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
How do I password protect a specific app in OS X? [more inside]
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]
Explain internet password security to me... [more inside]
Why does Safari offer to remember usernames and passwords for some sites, but not others? Specifically del.icio.us.
How do I stop passwords from expiring in my home Windows XP / Linux (Samba) network? [more inside]
Is there an "industry standard" for password expiration periods? [more inside]
How do I autocomplete usernames (which have saved passwords) in Firefox 1.5? [more inside]
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.
My 'new' Linksys WAP54G Access Point won't accept my password. [more inside]