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How to Make Gmail Remember my User ID and Passwords with Safari

I work in marketing and have several Gmail accounts established exclusively for my clients advertising programs that I must access frequently. Until a few days ago, each time I opened any Gmail ...
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Can I make a locked iTunes 'house account' for a library?

I manage the computers at a public library. We just got a donation of two iPad 2's. I'd like to be able to lend the library patrons the iPad with the iTunes account setup (without a credit ...
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What is the “guest” password?

I tried looking for the "guest" password by doing the command dscacheutil -q user and found the guest account. I saw that there was a "password" (I know that the usual guest account does not have a ...
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OS X (Yosemite) offline password manager

I am fairly new Mac user, so sorry for a newbie question. I work as a webdev and i have hundreds of login credentials for websites/FTPs/cPanels for different clients and so far i used a text document ...
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How do I reset/recover my superuser password without the boot disk?

I lost the superuser password for my iMac and I don't have the boot disk. I already tried the second answer on this page, but every time I type su from the command prompt, it still asks for a ...
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How to stop “password reset” emails from Apple?

Every day or two, I get another "how to reset your AppleID password" from Apple. They assure me my account is secure. I've never gotten more than one of these from any other individual service, ...
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Can I make Safari under iPad save passwords?

Is there a way I can make Safari on my iPad 2 save passwords or auto-fill forms. for example, I want it to save the user/password for my wifi router so I can access it easily without typing the ...
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Resetting OS X Password Without Having The Installation Disc? [duplicate]

In the event that you have forgotten the login password to your Mac (for whatever reasons). What possibilities exist to reset the password without having the OS X installation disc(s) ?
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Is there any way to crack a password-protected disk image?

I have created a .dmg file with password. Unfortunately I forgot the password and I my Google searches have not resulted in a way to reset the password of this .dmg file. Please help me find a ...
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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I forgot the password to Mac OS X 10.5.8 - Leopard… How can I reset it?

A friend of mine gave this MacBook to me because she bought a new one but she forgot to tell me the password. I can't talk to her for some days and need to use the MacBook now. Most probably I will ...
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Per-app password in iOS 5.1

There is the overall locking password, which prevents the phone from being used. Is there a way to pasword-protect on a per-app basis, e.g. lock mail, but not photos. This is under iOS 5.1 on a iPhone ...
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Don't require a password when waking

Is there a way to not require a password when I wake my MBA (open the lid)? I'm aware of the security implications. I'm running Lion.
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My iPad keeps asking me for my iTunes account password

It keeps asking me for my password, even when I'm using other apps such as Mail.
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How do I change user password on non-AD Windows Server from a Mac?

I have a Windows server (Win 2003) not using AD, just a simple local file server. My Mac clients can log in fine to the server using SMB in the Connect To Server window on the Mac, and they can ...
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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...
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How secure is it to allow Safari to remember passwords on my iPhone?

What key does it use to encrypt the stored passwords? If it uses the phone's unlock code, what key does it use for phones that don't have one set up? If someone had access to the hard drive contents ...
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How to stop my machine asking for multiple passwords when I log in?

Ever since I changed my user account password, every time I log in to my machine I have to enter multiple passwords. First, I enter the new account password to actually log in. Once I'm at my desktop ...
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Passing a password to an Automator application

I have written an Automator application with the following shell script to open an FTP connection on my system: sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist osascript -e 'tell ...
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My mother changed her session password and now the system can't unlock the “login” keychain

The title says most of it. My mother changed her password through the Accounts pane of System Preferences to a lengthy one (17 characters) about three weeks ago. Then, the next day, she left for ...
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What is accessible to an attacker who has reset my administrator password?

I understand that it is possible to reset the administrator password on a Mac, allowing someone with physical access to a machine to create a new password that gives them access to all files unlocked ...
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Apple password not being accepted

Trying to install a settings update on my iPad but it won't accept my password. I have tried resetting password but it still won't accept it I'm afraid I'm a bit of a dinosaur
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What's a more graceful way to hide private information during a live demo

Sometimes I give live demos from my Macbook, whereby I plug in an HDMI cable and show my screen on a projector. During such demos, I sometimes might need to look up a login password which I keep ...
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What is a good App for OSX that locks your Macbook when outside “known” wifi area

I am looking for an app that locks my Macbook when not connected to a known wifi network. And I am the only one who can manage my known networks: I'm asked for a password to add networks to my "known ...
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How to access Time Machine without the access password?

I have an older 2TB Apple Time Machine with years of kids photos. Unfortunately, my wife cannot remember the passcode to get in. We are at a loss as we have tried every password we can think of. We ...
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How to prevent multiple login windows?

Whenever my rMBP wakes up from sleep, it shows a log in page with my user name. The page has a metallic gray background. After I enter my password, another page opens up with my wallpaper along with ...
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OSX asking for my password

OSX asks for my user password pretty often -- seemingly whenever it needs to use Keychain. How do I make it stop asking me?
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What to Remove before selling Macbook?

My macbook (feb 2008 white) sold on ebay, but I haven't shipped it yet. I'm concerned about my privacy. I can't wipe the hd clean because I sold the computer with valuable software on it. What ...
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How can I change my Apple ID password on my iPad 2?

I just upgraded my iPad 2 to iOS 6. I am trying to access the App Store for the very first time ever (trying to get the free iBooks app). It keeps telling me I'm using the wrong password. I did not ...
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Prevent users from unchecking “require password to wake computer from sleep or screen saver”

I've recently been given the task of securing a small network. One of the things we want to have happen is to have the computers lock down after a period of inactivity. The easy thing for this, of ...
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Bypassing dead relatives Apple ID?

My Auntie died unexpectedly without leaving her icloud information (pretty standard!) I've restored her ipad as I thought it would reset her passcode as I couldn't guess it but now it's asking for ...
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Why does my iPad keep asking for my iCloud password?

I keep receiving an iCloud pop-up message to insert my iCloud password every time i switch on my iPad and I'm unable to do anything on it, inserting the password doesn't help. What should I do?
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How do I get the Calendar app to stop asking me for my gmail password?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the Calendar app will pester me for my gmail password every half hour or so, even though it already has the correct password stored. I've tried changing the password, ...
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How secure are password protected PDFs that are created with Preview?

I use 1Password1 to store not only my own information, but also my sisters home Wi-Fi information. Since she does not have a 1Password licence, I printed out the information for her to store in a ...
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Can the OS X keychain juggle two accounts for the same site?

I have a different passwords for: www.example.com/foo/login and www.example.com/bar/login It seems as if the keychain only saves the passwords in relation to the sitename as it does not make ...
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Change to an different keyboard layout when entering passwords

I've just bought the Ipad 2, all my existing passwords that I need to use (mails web services etc) are in Arabic characters. I have added the Arabic Keyboard and am able to use it in normal text ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 asks for google password every week with 2 factor authentication

I have two factor authentication enabled on my google account and I was really happy when Apple finally started to support that. However there is a slight nuisance: OSX keeps asking for a password ...
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KeePass application with synchronization support on a Mac?

I'm looking for a KeePass application for use on Mac OSX. KeePassX and KyPass 3 but both lack support for synchronization of KeePass 2 (.kdbx) databases. KeePassX will just plain overwrite the ...
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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Convenient way to store sensitive information on Mac/iPad?

Currently I keep an obscurely-named text file on my hard drive which contains things like bank account and credit card details, various passwords, PINs, and other bits of sensitive/confidential ...
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What's the simplest way to password protect a text file?

I'd like to password protect a text file. Not necessarily a .txt file - just a file that's got text in it that I can edit with a standard text editor. I'd like to set a password and be prompted for it ...
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Can I set up password protection for an external hard drive?

How do I set up password protection for an external hard drive?
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I forgot the Password for WPA/WPA2 Personal where can I get it

I'am trying to set up a wireless connection to my HP OfficeJet printer. For this I need to enter the password to my WLAN which I forgot. How and where can I retrieve it?
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How to sync usernames/passwords between Mac Firefox & iPad Safari?

I use Firefox on my Mac and have hundreds of website passwords saved in its password store. I don't even remember my passwords half the time for the various sites that I use. How can I sync the ...
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How to open files from unknown developers without a warning in OSX?

I believe I have too much security on my mac. Whenever I try changing a file name or install a program I have to enter my laptop's password. Moreover, I cannot quickly access downloaded programs ...
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What causes my iTunes password to expire?

A couple of months ago, after updating my iPad I think, my iTunes password expired all of a sudden. I've had this iTunes account for about 4 year now and back then it was first time it happened. Fast ...
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Resetting password for Macbook

I need to factory reset my Macbook but cannot recall the password. So I used Cmd+R during startup and go to terminal and typed 'resetpassword' according to this advice ...
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Is my system vulnerable to Apple's new password-in-clear-text bug?

With the latest Lion security update, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple has accidentally turned on a debug log file outside of the encrypted area that stores the user’s password in clear text. How can I ...
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Encrypted/Journaled Seagate won't accept Password

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro Intel running Mountain Lion. I have a 2tb Seagate External Drive with 3 partitions: all three were set up the same way with different passwords as a person who used to live ...
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I forgot my Encrypt Local Backup password. How can I start over?

In iTunes (Windows 7) Encrypt local backup is checked, and I can't remember the password. I don't need to restore my iPad; I just want to be able to back it up. If I attempt to uncheck this, iTunes ...