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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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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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Twitter account still logged in on friend's phone

I just changed my password, but one time I used my friend's mobile phone to access my account using the add account feature. Sometimes she uses my account to write or read something, and she still ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there a safe way to save passwords? [closed]

I have a lot of passwords from various websites. I never use the same one twice, but the problem is that I keep forgetting them so I want to save them somewhere. If I'm on the same computer I can save ...
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Security of browser only password managers [closed]

There are password managers like KeePass which store all the passwords in an encrypted container on the local machine. I would have to copy this container over to other machines to be able to have my ...
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How does LastPass store my passwords on their website?

LastPass advertises that they do local encryption of passwords before they are transferred and stored on their website. However, when I log in with my past password, I can access all my passwords in ...
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Where does LastPass keep its local copy of the data?

Just try it. Close your browser, disconnect your computer from internet, open the browser and try to access your data on LastPass. It will be there. Because it's stored locally. In this forum topic, ...
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How do I delete or merge a Facebook account I no longer have email access to?

I set up a Facebook account with a school email address long ago, when only school email addresses were allowed. I graduated and no longer have that email address, nor access to it. I have also ...
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How to retrieve the lost password for my email account?

Is there a way to retrieve an email account password? I've tried calling the company myself but they need the answers to the security question... of which were created 7 years ago along with the ...
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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. ...