Questions tagged [passwords]

Passwords are primarily used as a way of accessing information and also limiting the number of users who can get access to a machine. It is primarily used with a username for the authorization system.

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Group password manager which requires several passowrds to access a vault

I'm trying to come up with a best way how to manage common credentials for informal group. In the end, I think it would be nice to have a vault that can be accessed only if some amount (say 3) of ...
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Someone can recover my gmail account by guessing the account creation date

Google has a function which allows you to recover your gmail account by submitting the account creation date. Someone guessed mine successfully, and was able to recover my account and use it for their ...
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How can I create a new password for my Gmail account?

How can I create a new password for my Gmail account?
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How to reset password without phone [duplicate]

My mobile phone has been stolen and I have blocked my number and bought a new sim with same mobile number. When I reset password and followed the instructions, it shows at the end of page: Google ...
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How to restore Gmail password if I still have an access to this account by redirection

I added another Gmail account to my primary Gmail account years ago through the Accounts and Imports option. I can get and send emails to/from this account, but I cannot log in into this account ...
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Does LastPass browser extension store my passwords locally on browser storage?

Does LastPass browser extension store my passwords locally on browser storage? Is it safe? LastPass browser extension working insights required to confirm safe & secure logins to web application ...
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Gmail: Phone number, 2FA and recovery

I'm trying to secure all my accounts, changing passwords, ... so I read many threads about password security, 2FA and I remembered these things : passphrase are better, must be different for each ...
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Do Google app passwords expire?

I manage a shared email account (in Gmail) for a small organization. I have 2-factor authentication turned on and had generated an app password for an external app that accesses the inbox via IMAP. ...
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How can I clear my browser without deleting my Gmail password?

I tried to log on to my Gmail account this morning and I got a message that I had to change my password. I don't know exactly why that happened, but I think it's because I had cleared my browser ...
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Select how you want to unlock your account: Unlock e-mail sent

When I went to reset my spam trap account on iCloud, to see how it operates, I was presented with: and: Why is my "real" account worse-protected by not allowing me to reset the password? My "spam ...
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Choose the option to reset your security questions

I expect to see: but see: and then: Not knowing the phone number, how do I proceed? The clear, explicit, and wrong directions specify: Reset your security questions Go to iforgot.apple.com. ...
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Google recovery doesn't send a code to my iPhone

I'm trying to reset my Google password on my Mac laptop. After I type in my last remembered password, I get a message that I will get a reset code sent to my iPhone. But it never comes. I get my ...
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I cannot remember my password [duplicate]

All of my saved passwords were wiped out. I changed this password a while back, and now I cannot remember it at all. I have followed all the prompts. I have tried and tried. The website then says ...
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Change Folklore.org account password

I have an account on Folklore, a popular website collecting stories about Apple's history. I wish to change my account password, but unable to find any link to access my profile or settings. Neither ...
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Does changing Google account password log me out of Gmail on Chrome?

I used a public computer to check my Gmail. I forgot to log out of the public computer. I have just changed my Google account password and I have always had 2 factor authentication enabled. Will I ...
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AWS cannot remember or paste password

Hi my AWS remote desktop used to remember the password. Now it asked for it at the administrator login window. (I'm using a very long password from my company). The problem is I can't copy/paste the ...
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G-suite passwords need resetting on bulk upload

We use G-suite to manage users on an educational project. Our admin console looks like this: I created the users by uploading an csv file with relevant columns. This is ours: MacBook-Air:...
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Google account password? [duplicate]

Just another typical forgot google account password. Not a n00b but when it comes to forensics its not my expertise. I tried recovering not like ever have been able too before, I have my phone, I have ...
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Turn Off All Google (Gmail) Security

I want to turn off all gmail security and nonsense. Like back to the days when a SECURE PASSWORD was good enough. I travel a lot and have different cell phone plans for different countries I'm in. ...
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Log out of Twitter account on another device

My Twitter was logged in on my iPad before and I forgot to log out. Since it is now confiscated due to some issues, I wasn't able to log out from that device. What can I do to log ...
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How would I set up and manage someone else G-suite without a password?

Instead of running my own (low-quality) mail server, I advice my customers to use G-Suite instead and let me do the set up. For this service I charge them. However, every now and then an edit has to ...
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How to recover a Google Account that I already have full access to and know the password?

I have a throw-away Gmail account for forums, etc. I barely ever log into it since I have my main Gmail account retrieve emails from it over POP3. Now, I would like to log in and Google is refusing ...
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Getting 2-factor Gmail authentication code from USA mobile number [duplicate]

I have been facing a serious problem for many months. Usually I get a 2-factor authentication code from 51501 when I am supposed to log into Gmail. But for months I am getting a code from a USA-based ...
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Require two factor authentication on Facebook

I'd like to set up 2 factor authentication on Facebook that uses my phone. In Facebook's security settings I've gotten to "Set Up a Third Party App to Generate Codes". It gave me a QR code to scan ...
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Getting 2-factor Gmail authentication code from Sweden mobile number

I have been facing a serious problem for many months. Usually I get a 2-factor authentication code from 51501 when I am supposed to log into Gmail. But for months I am getting a code from a Sweden-...
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passwords.google.com doesn't load passwords

It is about 2 weeks that https://passwords.google.com/ doesn't load my passwords. After logging in to https://passwords.google.com/ I'm stuck with "Loading…". I first tried to flush cache, reset ...
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How can I search Gmail for password-protected PDFs?

I'm looking for an attachment that happens to be a password-protected PDF file (you need to type the password to open it). Is there a way to search Gmail for such files?
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How to reset GoDaddy email password?

I haven't logged on to my GoDaddy email in several months. I tried to sign in and got an error message that my password is not correct. When I tried to "Reset Password", it asks me for my password, ...
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How to revoke access for trusted devices on outlook.com after having changed the password?

I changed my outlook.com password, but my surface password and Android smartphone still sync my calendar, although I had not yet entered the new password. How can I revoke access for all devices?
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Unable to connect to Gmail on a Straight Talk wireless plan [closed]

My phone needs me to sign in to Gmail, however, when I do it says my password is invalid. I have my service through Straight Talk and I cannot use the phone because it will not let me bypass the need ...
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Child over 13 cannot access Gmail account

I created a Gmail account for my sister when she was under 13. Gmail blocked it so we left it as is until she turned 13. Now that she's 13, we cannot access it and it asks verification questions that ...
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What is your Instagram password when you login from Facebook? [duplicate]

I've created my Instagram account by logging in through Facebook. Now whenever I have to log in from a laptop or a PC they say my password is incorrect (since they don't have a "login with Facebook ...
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My Twitter account still on another iPhone

Okay so my very nosy cousin, I trusted with my Twitter account. She would tweet things I did not like and look through my things. I was fed up and told her to delete my account. She showed me that she ...
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Is it possible to see passwords that Google Chrome has saved to my account from my Android phone or a secure website?

There's an option in Chrome for me to turn on automatic password generation for when I'm creating a new online account. I'd love to use this feature but one hurdle stands in my way. If I'm on a ...
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Is it true that Microsoft doesn't allow more than 16 characters in their Hotmail password?

I'm trying to change my Hotmail password after a breach in LastPass but it doesn't seem to work. So I'm curious if Microsoft has a limit of 16 characters for a password? If so, this is very insecure ...
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What is your Instagram password when signing in using Facebook?

Do this: On your phone, create an instagram account using Facebook log in. Now on your desktop web browser, log in using Facebook connect. Now go to delete your account - edit profile -> I'd like to ...
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Can the “Suspicious Sign In Prevented” message from Gmail be sent in error?

I have multiple Gmail accounts. There's this particular Gmail account which I have not signed into for a pretty long time. The forwarding address for this Gmail account is set to my MAIN Gmail account,...
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How to enable Application Passwords for an account in Office365 Business

I asked this question on Superuser: Does Office365 have application passwords like Google does? While I had my question answered about Office 365 Personal (I found that application passwords are ...
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Setting up “emergency shutdown” for Google account triggered by entering special second password

Sometimes a captured person can be forced to disclose a password for his online services. It would be useful if those services have the ability to set up an additional password, which can tell the ...
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Protect emails from deletion in Gmail

In our company, we always create a common email address to put things to check by project common people. Maybe some important emails can be delete recklessly. So I feel some or all mails can be ...
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How to log off Twitter on all devices? [duplicate]

I logged on to my Twitter on my dad's computer once and forgot to log off. He now constantly checks my Twitter to see if there is any activity because he does not know I have an iPod. And he knows ...
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What's the maximum number of characters permitted for the password of a Google Account?

What's the maximum length of characters permitted for a Google Account's password?
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How to host a privately shared website on Google Drive?

I've created this html+javascript based website via jalbum. And I'm currently uploading it to Google Drive. Before Google Drive, I was uploading it to Dropbox, but stopped that upload, believing that ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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Get a cached copy of a password-accessed page

I'm trying to get a cached copy of this school website: http://moodle.da.org/course/view.php?id=316 I can access the page just fine, but the cached copy redirects to the login timeout site requiring ...
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Facebook Company Page login when info is lost

I'm the new GM for our company -- we have a Facebook page that is very outdated and no one knows how to access it by password or login - do we just abandon it and start over or do you have other ...
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How do I change my Google password? [duplicate]

My account was hacked I and need to reset my password. What icon do I click? I can't see where it is written "change your Logon".
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Any way to stop LinkedIn from asking for my email account password so it can spam my contacts?

On a regular basis, after logging in to LinkedIn and doing something like accepting an invitation to be "added to someone's professional network", LinkedIn will ask for my email account password. It ...
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Do I have to worry if somebody tried to reset my Facebook password?

I have got this email earlier which asked me that I have requested t change the password of my FB account which I didn't. I refused the request for that and haven't changed the password of my Gmail ...
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Facebook account hacked, what to do? [closed]

Someone has hacked my Facebook account and changed the password and I couldn't reset it following the regular steps. Few days later, Facebook let me log in to my account but I'm not able to change my ...