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I have trouble accessing my Mac

After I accidentally left my Mac on my balcony last summer and after a heavy rain when typing the mac keyboard only symbols appear. When using external keyboard things have worked smoothly since ...
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Can I force password protection of specific apps on the iPad?

I am unable to find out how to force the iPad ask for my password when I want to use certain applications (e.g. e-mail) I want to be able to share the iPad but I don't want anyone to have access to ...
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Options for getting into passcode-locked iPad 2 / iOS 5.1.1 (JB'd)?

I have an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1 and it is jailbroken (though as far as I know, not running SSH). A few hours ago I set a new 4-digit device passcode which I subsequently forgot. I've tried a few ...
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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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how to reset security question

I forgot the answer to my security question and no email to rescue mail received. How can I change my rescue email? Or is there a way to change the answer to something like "used code for mobile ...
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I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
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the iCloud IMAP server “p01-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user xxxxxx

I reset my Apple ID (@me.com - Only have ONE account) as Apple asked me to update my information with a more strong password. I can login just fine into iCloud mail from the web and check, see my ...
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FileVault 2 caches main password even after power off?

I had set up FileVault 2 encryption while using long&strong user password, and later changed user password to a shorter one. At first time it seemed like everything is working as I expect: OS X ...
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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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How do I require password prompt EVERY time I close my MacBook's lid?

This doesn't seem to always work. Also (perhaps related?): when I close the lid of the laptop when it's connected to the Thunderbolt display, how do I make the display go black? Basically, I am ...
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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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The OS X GUI won't accept any passwords (but the command line will)

The graphical side of OS X has stopped accepting passwords for any account. I am definitely typing them right, but the password box just wiggles "no." And here's the weird part: I can log in from ...
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iOS 7 app to create a password protected PDF or DOC file

I would like to create a file on my iPad, password protect it, and email it to a colleague. Is there a way to do this? It would have to be in a format that is readable by others, like a password ...
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Can you passlock specific Apps on an iPhone? [duplicate]

I know the easiest way to secure your iPhone is by using a 4-digit-passcode to lock the entire phone. However, I was wondering if there is a way to securely passcode-protect only the Photo and Mail ...
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Restrictions Password

Okay, so my dad put restrictions on my phone. He put it for many things that he didnt even know about. For example: downloading and deleting apps and safari. So now that i want to do different things ...
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How to Make G-mail Remember my User ID and Passwords with Safari

I work in marketing and have several G-mail accounts established exclusively for my clients advertising programs that I must access frequently. Until a few days ago, each time I opened any G-mail ...
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My iPhone has a different Apple ID and I forgot the password

How can I reset the password on my iPhone if I don't remember the current password? The email verification requires a password and I don't remember the security question answers.
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How can I delete saved configuration passwords from AirPort Utility for iOS?

I've tried deleting and reinstalling AirPort Utility, but I can still manage base stations without being asked for a configuration password. I'm thinking of selecting not to back up data from AirPort ...
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Password is in a different language

I just opened my new MacBook Air and I noticed that when my computer asks for my password, the tinted word that should say "Password" (before I type it) is in a different language. How do I change it ...
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How do I remove a preference (save password) set in the iCloud keychain?

Months ago I was on a website and after logging in, Safari prompted 'Do you want to save this information to your iCloud keychain' or something. If I'd said yes, the next time I'd went to that site, ...
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Using different passwords for usual login and for admin-requiring actions

I use Mac OS X 10.9.3. Background: I log into my profile very frequently (e.g. after closing lid) and often do it in public. Someone definetely should be able to see it, and no matter if I make it ...
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How do I increase sudo password remember timeout?

I already know that I need to tune /etc/sudoers file but I would like to see full information and also a solution that would not require me to use vi editor. Update: never, ever try to edit the file ...
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Why do I have to “renew Touch ID purchases” all the time?

I have an iPhone 5S, and I have automatic app updates disabled as I like to manage these myself. However, when I do, I have to enter my Apple ID password every time? If I make new purchases, it seems ...
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iOS Passcode not needed after Chrome crashed and phone rebooted

I believe I just found a iOS security flaw. I was using Google Chrome on a iPhone 4S, surfing the net for about an hour, when suddenly Chrome crashed. I held the home button and the standby/on button ...
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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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Cannot unlock password protected SSH key in OS X Mavericks

I just upgraded to OSX 10.9, and when trying to establish an SSH connection with public key authentication, a prompt appears asking for my SSH key password. I initially thought that the upgrade ...
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Help! Lost admin password for Mac OS X server 10.9

While our netwrokd administrator was admitted to a hospital for an emergency surgery (he is now in coma), being as a temporary delegate, I was ordered by our Institution to turn OFF Mail funciton and ...
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Prevent facetime from asking for password in Mavericks

Some time ago I've updated to OSX Mavericks. Since then each time after the system starts I get a prompt to enter Facetime password. How to disable this?
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Password managers for iOS

With the whole Heartbleed mess, I figured it was about time to start using a password manager. After doing some research, here is the list of things that I want and don't want in this kind of ...
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What password does OSX Server use when importing SSL certificates?

I am migrating my website away from my home OSX server to a virtual Linux server, hosted within a proper data centre, and I have a problem with the SSL certificates I imported into OSX Server. It ...
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...
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Different lock passwords

Is there an anyway I can have two different passwords for when the computer is locked (after being in standby) and for the main User password? I prefer to have a more complicated password for my user ...
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 keychain and obtain ...
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How to find my password for iCloud

My Apple computer is about 6 years old. The original and current apple password is 5 letters, all lower case, plus one digit. It opens my computer and I consider it my apple password. ...
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Clash of clans problem

I play the game Clash of Clans on my iPad, and for a while I allowed a friend to use my Game Center account. Now I need it back but he won't let me play it. He changes the layout and ruins it and ...
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I forgot the passcode for my iPad restrictions. How can I disable them?

I added restrictions to my iPad and I forgot the passcode for them, now what? Is there a way to remove it without resetting the device?
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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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How safe is iCloud Keychain?

Say I installed a malicious app on my iPhone that stole my iCloud password. Can the Keychain be compromised ? Basically, can the keychain passwords be accessed by solely having the iCloud password ? ...
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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Can I get around Bento's Database Password?

Bento is being discontinued so I want to get my data out and export it to Filemaker using one of the tools that converts the data properly, including images, popup menus, etc. Unfortunately, at some ...
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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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What email address do iCloud.com emails come from when you lose your password?

I have an iCloud account that I'm pretty sure will send to our mail server, and I have a way of seeing all the mail that passes to it, but I'm not certain what email account the username and password ...
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Change user ID for iCloud on iPhone

I am needing to change my apple ID on my iPhone for my iCloud account as it has restored with the incorrect user ID BUT i don't know the password for this user id so it just keeps telling me it's ...
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Apple ID Password

Just for my knowledge and curiosity, as you know the Apple ID Password must met some minimum requirements, such as: Have at least one lower case, one capital letter, at least one number, etc.... ...
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Forgot iCloud account security answers. No recovery email set. Reset link doesn't get displayed

I've forgotten my iCloud account security questions' answers. I also haven't set a recovery email, I think, because the link to reset the questions is missing. I can login to my account using my ...
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Google Chrome vs my Keychain

Since I've left Chrome as my main browser, every time I use it as secondary browser, Chrome enters in an eternal loop requesting my password to access each keychain bundle of my system. No matter how ...
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Apple not recognizing my id and password

Just purchased a software update but cannot download it because my apple ID and password will not be recognized. I reset them yesterday, still not recognized. I checked to make sure i am not logged ...
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leopard forgot password+launch_msg socket is not connected

I was working on increasing the speed of an ancient (6 years old) iMac running Leopard when I accidentally set the password incorrectly. I then turned to the internet to look for an answer and found: ...
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Is there a way to unlock a password protected iPad?

A friend's father died a couple of weeks ago. He usually used the same numeric password on all devices. But not on his iPad. I can't even reproduce the password via the fingerprints. The lock time is ...
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently [duplicate]

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...