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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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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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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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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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If my Gmail address is abcdefgh@gmail.com, then what would be my OpenID?

If my email is abcdefgh@gmail.com, what would be my OpenID?
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What to do when a service asks for your Gmail password?

On many services, there is the request to connect to your Gmail (or other webmail service) account in order to retrieve your contacts information (so to add them to your network in the new service). ...
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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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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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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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Is Trello secure enough to store sensitive data like passwords and bank account information? [closed]

I am a huge fan of Trello. I use Trello for collaborative project management and to track progress of projects I execute on my own. And I want to use Trello for more. Specifically, I want to create a ...
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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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Why does Gmail keep “forgetting” my POP3 password when it checks a third-party account?

I have a Gmail account that's configured to check a third-party POP3 account located on another server. Every few days (apparently) Gmail stops checking mail from the POP3 account and reports that the ...
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How to I safely log on to gmail from an un-trusted PC?

I have just got back from holiday, I was not willing to check my email form the hotel’s “internet café” PC, as I could not think of a way of eliminate the risk that it had a “password logging” worm, ...
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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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How can I get Firefox to remember passwords for banking sites? [closed]

I wish for Firefox v4 to ask to remember passwords on Windows 7 for many banking sites that somehow cause this feature to be suppressed. Is there a way in Firefox or a plug-in that will allow these ...
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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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What happens to a Facebook account when it is reported as compromised?

According to Facebook, If you believe your account has been compromised by another person or a virus, please click the "My Account Is Compromised" button below. We'll help you log back into your ...
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Gmail was accessed by IMAP from a different state, security measures to employ?

My Gmail account appears to have been accessed by IMAP from California. I am in Illinois. IMAP United States (CA) (208.87.200.182) 11:20 pm (38 minutes ago) Browser United States (IL) (98.253....
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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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Can I enforce a password strength requirement for my team on GitHub?

I am concerned to let any team member in with a weak password on my dev team but I do not see a way to enforce that as a requirement in GitHub. Is this possible? The concern is that a team members ...
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Google spreadsheet obscure fields with passwords

I would like to create a spreadsheet to manage my domain information in one place. I was thinking of creating rules that made dates red when registration and contracts were expiring and whatnot. I ...
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Password protect a Google Sheets

Is there a way to secure a Google Sheets?
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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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Is there anything like a “temporary password” service for websites?

I remember some time ago I discovered that my credit card's website had a "temporary virtual card" feature where it would generate an alternate number, which I could use to access my real credit card, ...
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If Twitter apps use OAuth why would they ask for my password?

I signed up to TweetDeck, and following the steps it appears that I issued it an OAuth token. Then I installed it (0.35.1, Linux), signed in with my TweetDeck account and tried to add my Twitter ...
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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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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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How to reset Yahoo mail password when you forget secret questions but have email forwarding to another mail?

I have an old Yahoo e-mail address for which I forgot both the password and answers to secret questions. When I still knew the password, I have setup POP download on my current Gmail account so I can ...
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With Gmail's 2-step verification, what's the purpose of the “recovery email address”?

If I have a change in phone number, and the two-step stops working, is the recovery email address going to be all it takes to get back full access, or is that only going to be useful for a forgotten ...
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What are the differences between web-app Lastpass and KeePass, and how can I choose? [closed]

What are the main differences between these two tools, or other password management tools? What sort of questions could I ask myself to determine or rule out a possible solution? I am looking for ...
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Password protected download for community [closed]

Our school has a document that they want to share with the parents of the school. We'd like to be able to send a link and password to the school's mailing list. I know that this isn't the most secure ...
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Is it safe to use Google Apps For Business: Spreadsheets to keep track of passwords?

Google Apps for Business is supposed to be secure enough for corporate data, as described in their FAQ: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/faq.html They say "We also undergo regular security ...
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My Gmail password has been changed by someone

Yesterday when I tried to access my Gmail account. I was not able to access it. It was showing me that password is wrong even though I haven't changed the password. (Later on I recovered password ...
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How to retrieve forgotten Hotmail password

I have forgotten my Hotmail account password. What is the procedure to retrieve my password? Note that I'm not asking where the link is. I want to learn about the procedure (i.e. if they ask me about ...
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How does application specific passwords with Googles two-factor auth work?

When you activate Googles two-factor authentication you will have to use some application specific passwords for applications that don't support two-factor authentication. How does the application ...
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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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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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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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How do I change my password on ebay?

Where in the maze of configuration settings is this located?
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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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Google restrict services to application-specific passwords

Is there no way to restrict services for Google's application-specific passwords? Those passwords have almost full access to your account. It seems like design flaw. Eg. if I generate generate a ...
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Any free online service which keeps track of all the passwords automatically? [closed]

I don't want to enter the password to a site to keep the record. I want a service which automatically catches the passwords and stores it.
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Manage Passwords between multiple individuals [closed]

My co-workers and I frequently share passwords for many different online services. We are constantly emailing each other passwords and resetting them because of the difficulty in locating the old ...
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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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I changed my Hotmail password on the web site and I cannot login from my mobile clients

I changed my Hotmail password from the hotmail.com web site. I have a few mobile clients that use Exchange protocols to access Hotmail. When I updated my mobile clients to the new password, they could ...
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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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Last Pass is neither auto-filling or auto-logging in for my Facebook account

These are the settings I have for my Facebook account in LastPass: When I visit Facebook.com, there is no auto-login or filling the username and password: What's wrong?
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Retrieving past application specific passwords

I'm curious if there is a way to view past application specific passwords under Google's two factor authentication. Otherwise I figure they were for one time use and you can just keep cranking out ...
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Why can't I change my password and login with Skype?

Why can't I change my password and login with Skype? I keep getting the following problem: As you can see, the button is still "grayed-out" and even though both password combinations are the same, it ...
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Manage users in Trac

Is there a convenient way to manage users (add user, change passwords, etc.) with Trac? Adam
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Retrieving my Flickr password

A good year or so ago, I set up a Yahoo/Flickr account for myself mainly to reserve my username. I've tried logging in again and can't remember my password at all! Stupid of me, I know, but it's OK ...