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Questions tagged [password]

A code, key, or string of text required to gain access to a particular service or resource.

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Is my Apple Id under attack, and how do I fix it?

So I got an e-mail from Apple which says: You recently requested a password reset for your Apple ID. To complete the process, click the link below. Reset now > If you didn’t make this change or ...
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Why did Apple decide to lock my account and force me to change the password?

A few days ago I got a message on my Mac that my Apple account was locked and I had to change my password. I did that, but ever since then, using Apple products has become a nightmare. I have Mac, ...
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Unable to launch iOS app without entering Apple ID password

I just encountered a case where launching a pre-installed app in iOS asks for my Apple ID password. If I choose not to the enter the password, the app is minimized. Here's what I am encountering. I ...
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sleep recovery password should NOT be required [closed]

My problem is opposite. Using 10.12.6, "require password" is NOT, repeat NOT checked in Security & Privacy > General, yet prompts for it every time the unit goes to sleep. ??? I can't share ...
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Reset admin password without the old password

I am trying to reset the admin password through command line. Below command used to work till High Sierra: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/admin new_password But on Mojave it throws an error saying: ...
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unable to enter password on terminal for sudo [duplicate]

I am trying to disable the crypto token for apple so I can use my DoD CAC. In terminal I enter sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.smartcard DisabledTokens -array com....
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Looking for a notes app or password manager that is accessible only at certain times of the day [duplicate]

I am on a Mac OS High Sierra So basically I have an app locker device (to prevent myself from opening certain apps). However, I also need to somehow put away the password for that app locker or else ...
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what happens if an Apple ID is never authenticated?

Allan says that something smells rotten about the account, that something, somewhere, must be compromised. Is that an absolute? That, in order to create an Apple ID, that the e-mail must be ...
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How to contact Apple if somebody has created an AppleID using an email address of mine.

Before you downvote this question consider that I'm not the first to run into Apple's odd recursive authentication loop. Frustrated Apple User sums it up as: So Apple could do nothing and this guy ...
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Password protect WhatsApp iOS app

I’d like to place a passcode over the WhatsApp iOS app. So that when the app is opened, it does not launch right away, but rather asks for passcode verification first.
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Safari created a strong password but did not remember it

On a website I tried to change my login password. After typing it in once, Safari replaced it in both input fields with a generated strong password. In the menu on the bottom I tried to select “other ...
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Safari Password Cache?

On my iPhone I use Safari to log into my twitter account (I don't have the app on my phone). When I'm done I log out of twitter, so I'm very often using Safari's password saving ability. I also use ...
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How to recover Apple account login when 2-step authentication without Apple device?

I remember my Apple ID and password but not security questions so I cannot recover my account, since I do not have my iPad and not my iPhone anymore. I processed Apple iForgot many times but they do ...
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How can I verify the backup password for an iOS device?

In iTunes, my iPad shows itself as backing up to "This Computer", and the "Encrypt Local Backup" button is checked. I believe I know the password, but I would like to be sure. How can I verify that ...
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When and by who was a password changed

I have created a specific account on my Mac (called skype) to use with risky software, Skype. This account is a standard account. Since I didn't want to use this account very often, I saved its ...
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Will data be lost in resetting macOS admin password?

My GF recently started working with a Mac and while I'm a IT tech with Linux and Windows knowledge, I'm very much a noob with Macs. The problem is she's working on a Mac that another user (the guy ...
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After running `ssh-add -K` to add my SSH key to the Apple Keychain, what is the name and type of entry shown in Keychain Access.app?

Supposedly this console command will add my private SSH key to the Apple Keychain, as discussed in this Answer on the Question, How to use Mac OS X Keychain with SSH keys?: ssh-add -K path-to-my-...
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Password protect disk images on Mac from deleting

I know that I can create a password protected dmg file with more folders in it. But I want to know if there's a way through which I can prevent any action on the dmg file itself. Because right now, if ...
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How to recover a forgotten Apple ID without access to a trusted device or a IOS device [duplicate]

iPhone is considered to be the best in case of security. What should be done if the Apple ID is lost or forgotten and the iPhone is turned off, and there is no other way to start it? This has ...
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How can I make my Mac accept a user password of less then 4 characters? [duplicate]

I don't want secure password for my desktop. Instead I use just two letters for quick typing. I can change password in terminal by running: passwd But terminal gives me: Failed global policy "com....
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Is the only way to update password stored in Keychain, to delete the old/existing stored password & re-add its new “update”?

If the only way to update a password stored in Keychain, is to delete its old/existing stored password & re-add its new update, then steps like this show how. But I'm curious if there is a way to ...
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Macbook Air won't accept correct password

I'm having an issue logging in on my non-admin account. I have tried the admin account, which works normally. Whenever the laptop wakes up from sleep or starts up, my password is never accepted. If I ...
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Mac 10.13, 10.14 where are the hash passwords located?

I ran to view the contents of a shadow file for a user: sudo plutil -p /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/<username>.plist but when I get to Default it says permission denied, either as a ...
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Factory reset iPad asking for passcode

I have an iPad Pro that I recently completely wiped and reset (following all of the usual steps correctly) which I am now unable to access without entering a passcode. However no passcode that I've ...
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cannot enter icloud keychain password to show backup password

I backed up my iPhone and forgot the password for the back up I opened keychain in my mac and found the back up but when I click show password or copy password to clipboard it prompts me to enter the ...
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Shady password required for Update Apple ID Settings

My iPhone (under iOS 12.1) informs me that I should "Update Apple ID Settings" for otherwise "Some account services will not be available until [I] sign in again." When I launch Settings > Update ...
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Ability to add non-SMS 2-factor auth to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS 2-factor authentication to my Apple ID account. This is the "scan a QR code"-type Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) implemented by client apps such as: Google ...
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macOS Mojave not allowing me to change my current 10 digit long password into a smaller 2 digit character one [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave, my mac is not allowing me to change my current system password to a smaller two digit character one. During the initial setup after upgrading I tried to input ...
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iPhone seems to be caching passwords or credentials, how to remove them?

My IT department is suspecting that my iPhone is caching some passwords or some other credentials to our work network that causes account lock downs for my work PC (the IT system receives invalid ...
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Exclude admin user from global password policy

I have added a global password policy which enforces password rotation for every 90 days. But there are two types of accounts: User Accounts - Enable Password rotation for 90 days Admin Accounts - No ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to hit “Always Allow” in password prompt?

I noticed that OSX will prompt for a password on certain actions. If I repeat the action, it will prompt me again and this time with an Always Allow option. If I hit Enter it will default to Allow ...
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What is the request to “Confirm Mac Password” about? [duplicate]

Since changing my Mac password I constantly see the message "" in my iCloud settings. What is this for: What does providing this password do? What does not providing this password not to (e.g., are ...
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Does a normal iTunes backup instead of the iCloud one save the wifi passwords?

In case I restore my phone or change for a brand new.
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With automatic login I got a login screen after power failure, and hitting the return key does't work

I have my computer (Mac Pro running Mojave) set with no administrator password (just hit the return key) and just set up the machine for automatic login. Before I had a chance to restart, we had a ...
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Can't activate my iphone because my I forgot my appleID [duplicate]

I have an old iphone 4. for some reason, I have to activate it. I've been using it for years. So I dunno what's responsible for me having to activate it again, but I can't seem to be able to activate ...
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iPhone - Whats the matter with the Passcode?

I'm just thinking about the passcode to unlock the iPhone. You have to retype the passcode regularly. Winter is coming - so wearing touch-gloves are fine for using the iPhone. To unlock the iPhone, ...
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How do I change the Keychaing password on a used Apple Mac

I bought a used Apple all in one Desktop Computer. I need to know how to change the Keychain password since I don't know it. The man passed away and I purchased it at an auction. Is there anything ...
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Mounting password-protected sparsebundle doesn't ask for password

I have an encrypted, password-protected sparsebundle that I occasionally mount and unmount from the terminal. I want the system to ask for the password every time I mount it, but for some reason it ...
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How to reset device passcode on iPad, as erase procedure doesn't seem to work?

My iPad (2.5yo) has a device passcode that I seem to have forgotten, and only way around seems to be to "erase" the device (by pressing Home and top power button together to hard-reset), but that ...
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Can't change time before password is required after sleep or screen saver starts

I recently upgraded to Mojave on my 2015 MBP. I had the time before password is required after sleep or screen saver begins set at 1 hour which is what it still says in System Preferences but I ...
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Can I Search The Passwords Stored in my Keychain?

I use unique passwords for everything, and most of them I do not write down. I just let Keychain manage them. As I'm sure you know, "i hacked your email, give me $800 in bitcoin" emails are all the ...
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After installing Mojave, my previous username/password combination does not work

I just installed Mojave on my MacBookAir, and now my username/password (under Yosemite) are not accepted. I called Apple support and they told me to restart and immediately push down command-r giving ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations, transforms, hashing algo ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations or hashing algo strenth ...
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check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'PASSWORD(“newpass”)'

I'm using Mysql 8.0.12 version and I am currently facing a problem and I can't solve it even with the references around the internet. I have this error on phpmyadmin . By the I'm using High Sierra 10....
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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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Macbook pro won't start after update to Mojave

I've just updated my 2012 MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave but it won't boot (the caps lock light won't turn on and off.) So I've try to hold CMD+R during the boot but it asks me for a password, but I don'...
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How to turn off Find My iPad without Apple ID password or security questions? [duplicate]

I have a previously school-owned iPad that I would like to restore but in order to do that I need to turn off 'Find my iPad.' I can't figure out my Apple ID password to do this and I can't reset it ...
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Facebook problem

My iPad, which I've been using daily for the past 3 years, all of a sudden is asking for my Facebook password constantly. I first noticed that one of my games would not connect to Facebook. It ...
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Don't get password prompt when ssh-ing from fedora

I can ssh successfully with password from one mac running Yosemite to another, but when I try to use password authentication for ssh from fedora to either Yosemite system, I never get a password ...