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mac asking password after cd in terminal

Recently my mac has started asking me for a password after I use cd in Terminal.app (haven't tested other term apps). strangely though, if I press ctrl-C when the passowrd is asked, the question goes ...
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Script to unmount mounted image automatically after some time

I have a sparse image that can be mounted as an encrypted volume. I want to make sure it doesn't stay mounted once I am done using it. To get help doing that, I had earlier asked this question, but ...
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How can I be sure that Mac chat applications like Adium won't leak my Gmail, iCloud, AIM, or other account/password credentials?

Mac chat/instant-message programs like Adium, Jabber, and AIM require you to enter your chat service account login and password information in the preferences, to enable them to function. How can I be ...
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Require login for Single User mode?

Is there a way to require a password to login to single user mode? I don't want to use a firmware password, because that will not only disable single user mode, but also Startup Manager (which I use ...
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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 unmask the SIP credentials in the Zoiper VoIP application?

Is it possible to unmask the SIP credentials stored in the Preferences of the Zoiper VoIP application ? I couldn't find any password unmask application for that and I can't find the password in my ...
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Forgot my password to a disk image (.sparseimage)

I'm in trouble right now. I used Disk Utility to create a sparse image and I cannot remember the password, when I created the file I didn't select to remember in keychain. Now, I try to enter the ...
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How do I change the root password?

Everybody seemed very confused by the story and extra information I gave so I will simply ask a very straightforward question. Irrespective of your personal opinion on the utility of doing so; how ...
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Apple Script + VPN + Textbox

I have an applescript : tell application "System Events" tell current location of network preferences set VPNService to service "VPN (Cisco IPSec)" if exists VPNService then ...
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how to stop password popups

I have a new macbook with osx 10.8.2 Every time I want do delete a file, open a downloaded file, and numerous other actions I have to enter my password. Is there a way to turn this off?
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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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How to change the Admin password from blank on OS X Lion?

I bought this Mac several months ago, and when it first installed by the people in the Apple store, they set the password to blank. At first it was ok, but now I can't install any programs because ...
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Password not working on time machine restore after clean install

So I recently wiped my computer clean because it had some problems, and did a clean install of Lion from a flash drive. I then restored my user from a time machine back up originally made from my ...
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How can I create a new iPad backup in iTunes after I forgot the backup password? [closed]

I lost my password for the backup of my iPad. I don't need to restore, just be able to make a new backup with a new password, preferrably without reinstalling iTunes.
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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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Does Console.app also log passwords?

I'm a newb of OS X (or any flavor of *Nix for that matter) so this came to mind lately.. As the Console.app logs every single process that's running, does to also mean passwords & such are also ...
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Way to tell where a password dialog is coming from?

Sometimes a piece of software will automatically update itself, and I'll abruptly get the "type your password to allow this" dialog. Is there any verification going on behind the scenes before the OS ...
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Password prompted for app updates in phone 5

I have iPhone 5 and iOS 6.0.1 updated. Device prompts for password even while updating the apps. What is wrong with the device? Am I missing any settings?
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iPhone encrypted backup password forgotten [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file I have forgotten the password used to encrypt my iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 backup. Is there any way to ...
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Hide/Remove a Key from Keychain Access

Is there a way to hide a key (i.e. a wifi WPA key password) from being listed in Keychain Access but still have OS X be able to use it? We're a school and we we don't want users to be able to access ...
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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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Someone has created an account using an email adress in a domain a I own

I own "mydomain.com" (actually something else!) and have a catchall to receive all emails sent to any xxxx@mydomain.com Earlier this week I received an email from appleid@id.apple.com asking me to ...
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terminal ask for ssh passphrase every time

I'm relatively new in the Mac world, and right now I'm having a problem with Terminal. Every time I open Terminal (new tab or new window) I have to insert the SSH pass phrase. Why? How can I ...
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Safari not saving password on iPhone 4

I have the AutoFill option enabled in my Safari settings, and I am not doing Private Browsing. However, Safari will not offer to save my Ebay password no matter how many times I log in. I have also ...
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Apple ID/ Password Problems

Every time my family and I try to download an app, the AppStore pops up saying my Apple ID or password is incorrect. So the first time I reset the password. It happened again and I did reset it a ...
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Mount a samba drive, with password from keychain

I have a problem with Jettison, that tries to remount a samba drive, that is protected by a password. It uses the following command line: /sbin/mount_smbfs //[user]@[server]/work /Volumes/work Of ...
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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 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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Test a list of passwords on Sparse Image

I have a sparse image file with some important data in it I would like to retrieve. The only problem is I've forgotten the password. I have a good idea of the parts of the password and managed to ...
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How can I get Outlook to stop asking for a Keychain login if I don't want to use keychain?

I don't want to use keychain for my passwords so I have not added any passwords to keychain. This means that every time Outlook checks for mail it creates a popup window asking for my keychain ...
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Download free app updates without prompting to enter Apple ID password on iOS 6

I read somewhere in iOS 6 you don't need to enter your Apple ID password for downloading free apps and updates to already installed apps. However I see that I am still being prompted for my Apple ID ...
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Mountain Lion-password prompts

How do I stop Mountain Lion from asking me to put in my password everytime I want to move/change folders/files etc? An example is "Finder want to make changes. Please enter your password to allow ...
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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 ...
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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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How to fetch an AirPort/Wi-Fi password using /usr/bin/security

I have been trying to use /usr/bin/security rather than hard coding login/password information into scripts. For example, here's how you get the password for 'pinboard.in' security 2>&1 ...
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Mac Mail forgets my email password every few days. How to fix it?

I'm running Mac OS 10.8.1 and have a (personal) Gmail and a (work) Google mail account setup inside Mail client. Every few days (weekly?) Mail seems to forget my personal gmail password and I have to ...
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Lost Time Machine Password - Unable to Format Disk

I lost my password to my Time Machine backup. It's on a Seagate FreeAgent USB drive. I don't mind losing the data, I just can't figure out how to format the drive. I found this thread, however, the ...
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Share file between Mac with password?

Like the title says, I want to share files between two Macs with password enabled. I've tried to disable the access of guest account and using the account with password. But it doesn't work, the ...
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1Password: unable to retrieve passwords

I just replaced the hard disk of my Macbook Pro with a SSD and I'm performing migration of data. I have Lion on the old hd and Mountain Lion on the ssd. I used Migration Assistant to transfer all the ...
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How can I reset a Mac's password from Single User Mode?

My sister bought a used MacBook about 6 months ago and she has lost her password. Here is the procedure I tried to use to reset the password: Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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How to turn off Mountain Lion's screensaver's password requirement?

I have the current version Mountain Lion and set the Screensaver to 30 minutes, but since I am the only person that have access to this computer, I would like to turn the password off, but there seems ...
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General Password Get/Set

I had sent my MacBook Pro for a hard-drive replacement which was returned back with a fresh installation of the OS. But there is no password set when I need to "click to unlock". How do I set my ...
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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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How can I reset the answers of the security questions of my Apple ID?

I forgot the answers of the security questions. Not that I seriously need to do it now, but there might be a problem if I need to answer those in future. I still remember my password. How can I ...
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How to avoid the GUI password prompt when using `osascript`?

I’d like to use the osascript shell command to run some AppleScript, but I’d rather avoid the GUI password prompt. Instead, I’d prefer to run the script as sudo from the command-line, so no GUI ...
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delete a standard account and log with the admin account

I have an old Mac with one (admin) account. The mac can boot without any problem, but I don't remember the admin password. A friend of mine had the 'brilliant' idea to create a new (non-admin) user ...
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How to make Safari remember my password for sites where autocomplete=off?

Safari will remember my password on most sites, if I ask it to. However, some "high-security" sites disable this functionality. I want to override their override, and have Safari remember my ...
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Does FileVault prompt for passwords more often?

If I enable FileVault on Mountain Lion, will it make my machine ask me for my password more often? For example, right now I have my machine configured so that when it goes to sleep, if I wake it up ...
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Stop asking for password so often?

Is there a way to make Mac OS X ask for my password less frequently? For instance, I frequently have to re-enter my password into the Mac App Store. Are there any tools or tweaks to tell the system ...