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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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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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show or copy password instead of dots in application

In windows i had a program to inspect the password that i stored in filezilla. But I forgot my ftp password I can still see the dots but I want to see what the password was that I stored. Is there ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back? Thanks guys :D
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Why is Keychain behaving erratically?

I got my Mac back from a repair shop that recovered my files from a corrupted partition and then reinstalled Snow Leopard. When I booted it up Keychain complained about my password. I know my old ...
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iPhone Gmail Exchange Password Error

I use an Exchange account to sync my Gmail account to the iPhone's mail app. Recently (the past 2 days or so), every time I try to open the account I get an error that says my password is incorrect. ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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How do Apple engineers reset EFI password on new MacBooks?

Apple state: Only Apple retail stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers can unlock these computers protected by a firmware password. If you cannot remember the firmware password for your ...
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How can I retrieve passwords from old keychain after a new install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move items from old keychain to new keychain Having reinstalled a clean Snow Leopard. Is there a way to access the old keychain - I still have the old time machine ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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Could my app store password stop working due to iCloud confusion?

How can I figure out which Apple ID to use for purchasing and not end up with more confusion with @mac.com @me.com and @icloud.com email aliases that all belong to one iCloud account? (I apoligize ...
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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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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 can I require a user to change their password?

I created a new account on a machine and gave it a default password but I want to ensure the user changes the password when they log into it for the first time. It's just a laptop with nothing special ...
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unable to unlock login keychain?

Everytime I start my MacBook Pro (which is set to automatically boot into my account) I get the error message "unable to unlock login keychain" with 3 options - continue (which will give me errors as ...
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Will iCloud backups of iOS devices restore the iOS Keychain?

Prior to iCloud, it was necessary to explicitly encrypt iOS device backups in order to include passwords stored in the iOS Keychain. Indeed, this was an important and recommended use of encryption, ...
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How do I setup 1Password on a second machine to use a shared Agile Keychain file in Dropbox?

This should be so straightforward but it's not working for me. I've followed Agile Bit's help guide for setting up a new Mac but it's not working. I have 1Password installed on one machine. It's ...
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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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Root password stopped working

I used to be able to enable “root” user and log in under it. (I know this is not recommended but let's just assume there is an actual reason for doing so.) I just repeated the instructions, set ...
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Keychain says “Access to this item is restricted” after upgrading to Lion

I recently upgraded to Lion and since then I haven't been able to use Keychain to look at my stored passwords. When I click on the checkbox to show them it prompts me for my master password, then ...
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Password dialog appears for password-less SSH private key

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. There is no passphrase associated with the key, however, whenever I connect to an SSH server, a dialog pops up and asks me to enter my password to ...
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Keychain won't remember my SSH password when connecting to server

I routinely develop on two different servers. One server requires my private SSH key stored in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. This part of the story works fine. The other server should not require any SSH keys, yet ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

Just what the title says - how can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Using 10.7.1 OS X
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Lion Terminal remembers sudo password after quitting

I've been using Lion since its release, and I noticed today, for the first time, that Terminal did not prompt me for a password when I typed in a sudo command, if I close and reopen Terminal within ...
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How can Tor Browser Bundle for OS X access my keychain?

I would like Tor Browser Bundle for OS X to work with my keychain, so that after filling out logins and passwords on a website one time, I would never have to do it again later. This works with ...
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I noticed a .myPassword file in my home folder root. Is this supposed to be there?

I ran "$ ls -a" in Terminal from my home directory and it listed a .myPassword file which contained my user account password. Is this file where the password is stored? It seems like it should not be ...
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iPad Pages Password Protection

I've read that pages on iPad can access protected files created on Pages (mac). Can you also edit the files on iPad, or are they locked? If you can edit the files, do they become unlocked, or do ...
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Keychain keeps locking since upgrade to Lion. I get prompted every 5 min, turn it off

After completion of a "clean" install of Lion I get prompted for keychain passwords every 5 min. It's driving me crazy. I want my keychain to fill needed fields automatically as it had in the past. ...
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Is there a default SSH password on Mac OS X?

If I create an account, and don't give it a password, what's the password to SSH it?
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Automatically typing a password into terminal

I want to be able to change the password of a disk image, but fully automated. Is there a way to enter a string as a password instead of plain text? Or can I have a .txt file with nothing but the ...
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Password dialog appears when SSH private key permissions are set to 0600

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and set its permissions to 0600. When I connect to an SSH server which uses my private key in Terminal.app via ssh, a dialog pops up and asks me to ...
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Where are the dictionaries of Mac OS X's built in password assistant?

Mac OS has a built in password generator. It is a little bit hidden behind the key icon in System Preferences / Accounts / Change password. The memorable option is quite nice as it even conjugates ...
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I can't delete or reset password on accounts in Snow Leopard

I have this strange situation in Mac OS X (10.6.8) wherein 2 accounts cannot be deleted nor can I reset their passwords. If I try to reset their passwords I get "Reset Password Failed". I have tried ...
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Mac OS asking for password too early/often

I have a 2008 aluminum Macbook running Snow Leopard, and I have set it to ask for my account's password after 4 hours inactivity. However, it sometimes asks for it much earlier, after just a few ...
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Risk vs benefit of using LastPass on Chrome in OS X?

Some time ago I made the switch from Firefox to Google Chrome. When I was on Firefox I was a heavy user of LastPass. Part of the reason was that Firefox didn't use OS X's excellent Keychain Access ...
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Password protect folder without disk images?

Is this possible? I know you can protect a .dmg file, but is there a more convenient solution, by using a third party application?
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Is it Safe to enter Google Password in 3rd party apps?

I would like to get a RSS reader application for my iPad. It will need to be able to sync with Google Reader because I use Google Reader on my phone and at work. However, I am concerned about ...
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Change Account Password to Blank

I recently changed an account password by accident, and was wondering how to set it back to a blank password via the shell. I have root privileges. Please help :) passwd USER doesn't accept blank ...
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How I retrive a lost password without changing or resetting it

I have Facebook on my iPhone and it works well because it has the password stored on it so I don't have to put it in every time I log in. Now I want to use Facebook on my new computer, but I forgot ...
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Recover docx files

We have just discovered that none of the passwords on our word documents work any longer, and I need a recommendation of an application that I can use to recover the files. I believe the files had ...
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is it safe to key in your password in an iphone?

I've got 2 questions regarding password security and IPhone If say I access the internet and key in my gmail password. Exactly how "safe" is this action? What about if i install an app and key in my ...
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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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Saving .htacess passwords on iPad

I know it is possible to save form username/passwords on the iPad's Safari browser. The thing I can't do is to save .htaccess username and passwords. In case you don't know what those are, it's when a ...
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Is it possible to view passwords through Terminal?

Does anyone know how to view passwords in Terminal? Maybe by accessing the Keychain data or something? I want to be able to view passwords in Terminal with just a series of commands.
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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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son changed password on ipad, need to recover pages document

My son changed the password on his iPad and promptly forgot the new one... He was working on a lengthy document in Pages on it and was hoping to recover the work since his last save to iDisk. Will he ...
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How to make specifics apps password protected even after passcode in iPhone?

I have passcode on iphone but sometimes i need to give my iphone to other to make calls. I want to make specific things password protected, things like mail, sms, contacts and some games. Is it ...
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Is it safe to enter your credentials on eBuddy for iPhone?

I'm hesitant in using it, as it asks for all your passwords for your messaging programs. What is their privacy policy? Has anyone ever had problems with it?
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Stored password in Safari Versus Firefox

Is there a way to retrieve password stored in Safari as it is possible to do it in Firefox ?
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Disable Display of Letters on Password (iOS)

When typing a password in any password field on my ipad, it displays each letter I type for a short time. I'm on the train every day, and I always have people looking over my shoulder.. just can't ...