Questions regarding passwords and the use of them. Where and when it is needed for system security.

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Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset?

Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset? Then everyone can reset my root password!
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Lubuntu asking for password after inactivity despite settings

I've got a laptop with a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64. I set all the settings that I could find in the Menu Button > Preferences menus that might affect this. Even still, after a period of ...
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Connect to my College's WPA from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and am running it on a Sony Vaio VGN-CR12OE. It is the only operating system. I am trying to connect to my college's WPA WiFi. My settings for this WiFi connection are as ...
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Bug? When creating a new administrator and creating a new

I have encountered this before, but not understanding what happend. I needed to do a reinstall, and i then was reluctant to change anything with accounts again. I now tried again and wanted to redo ...
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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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How to add different keyring password for google chrome only in ubuntu

Google chrome saves password in gnome keyring and I want to secure it with different password instead of log in password. In passwords and keys application, there is a folder named Login which ...
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Reset Windows share password after 'Remember forever'

I've been happily connecting to a Windows share from my 14.04 machine. When I first entered the password for the share I chose to have it remembered forever. Yesterday I changed the password on the ...
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Has anybody gotten openldap password policy to work on 12.04 or 14.04?

I have installed the overlay, set up a default policy, I see in syslog that the policy is being referenced, but it does not seem to be enforced. Specifically, I have been testing out pwdMinLength of ...
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How to setup password-less SSH in Ubuntu Virtual Machine?

How can I set up password-less SSH to connect to a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM)? (Details below.) I am setting up an Ubuntu Beowulf cluster. For reasons out of my control, some machines I have must ...
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How can I use sudo after locking my password?

I was reading about passwordless authentication with ssh. So I made a key and published it to my Ubuntu server, and it worked well. Then decided to lock my password with passwd -l lucas, and I was ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS failed to load session [solved] [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. After the reboot I see the same user I had with 12.04 but the previous password does not work. I wonder whether this behaviour is normal and I have to ...
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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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What would be a free open source password manager that works on ubuntu and windows 8 (cross platform software)?

I am looking for a password manager that can store passwords along with auto login by auto filling passwords in on a website that is stored in a vault that is compatible with Ubuntu and windows 8. I ...
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Forgot password [duplicate]

I have a dell mini that would not boot to unbutu. It sat in my closet for over a year and a half. My son wanted a laptop, so I decided to try and fix it. With the help of this website and adding ...
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How to get password working again after upgrade? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04, but my password doesn't work now. This is on an HP laptop PC that accepted my password before the upgrade.
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Auto-enter master password in KeePassX on launch

I use KeepassX only for unimportant sites and it's set up to autostart. Entering password every time is quite annoying.
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Why can't I type my password after using a sudo command? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I go to use a sudo command, it asks for my password. When I go to type my password, it doesn't let me type a password. If anyone could possibly help, I would ...
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unrar folder with password (terminal)

i'm using this command to unrar folders: for file in *.part01.rar; do unrar x ${file}; done; but i don't know where to add the password in this command. because right now, this command wants the ...
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password incorrect 3 times + suspected failed update

I have been lurking your site for the past few hours, and have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Visiting my parents, I discover that neither computer, nor laptop work. Long story short, I've got ...
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Type the password…endless waiting [closed]

I installed ubuntu 11.10 last night and installed today VLC Media Player and some other apps and it worked fine until I searched for drivers and activated some of them.They required restart and after ...
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How do you install .exe file without wine [duplicate]

okay here is the situation. I received a computer from my dad he had installed Ubuntu. When he gave it to me he said there was no password.It keeps asking me for password but i don't know it and my ...
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wifi trouble shooting

I'm quite new to Linux. I am currently using Ubuntu on my HP Celeron laptop. I've been having trouble with my wifi on my laptop. I've tried pressing the button to activate my wifi but it doesn't seem ...
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How can I get a new account password using superx

okay I am using SuperX which is an Os based on KDE I am not sure if i can get much help here but lets give it a try. I am trying to install a new Os onto my computer, but it wont allow me to install ...
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Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
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What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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How to make sudo use a separate password?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I have 2 accounts: Account A (first one set up) with Password 1 Account B (second set up) with Password 2, when updating software in Account B, I use Password 1 to authenticate. ...
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How do I get rid of the password promting in the Terminal? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have a looot of issues :))! I saw that many things can be solved by typing commands in that window, terminal, which is kinda new to me( I am Windows 7 user, not a developer). ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have problems with the password

In the installation process I choose to boot without a password (automatically).It works fine. But when I try to install software over the Software-Center I'm beeing asked for a password. But I have ...
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How can I lock Seahorse GnuPG Keys?

since not long ago I've started to use seahorse to manage my encryption keys, and at the moment I'm finding myself a bit baffled about what it appears quite a security hole of the system... In fact, ...
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login problems. passwords are correct but not accepted

I have 3 users with password (2 are admin), and one guest user without password. Passwords are correct as I can go to terminal from login screen and I already checked all work fine. I can not log in ...
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What should I do to avoid my roommate from changing my password through using system recovery mode .?

He did this last time when I left my laptop at room. Opened the system recovery mode from advanced Ubuntu options and changed the password using 'passwd usrname ' command.Is there anything I can do ...
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Can't SSH in as root

I'm using the default installation of openssh-server for my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I can connect through the console as root like normal, with my username and password. When I try to SSH with the same ...
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Unable To Log In - Won't Accept Password

Ubuntu has started rejecting my password when I log in. Not a new installation; I have been able to log in until now. Any suggestions for recovery with current installation? Is it possible to install ...
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Can't login as root [duplicate]

My user is removed from the sudoers file. I don't how it got removed because i only have access to my machine. I tried accessing the sudoers file but it mentions my username and asks the password for ...
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Password not accepted after upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

After upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04, not able to login. reason system says incorrect password. how can I reset my password? Tried most of the thing like reset my password by using recovery mode. but all ...
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Download apps in ubuntu software centre

I am having a problem authenticating in Ubuntu 12.04. I have no password. I have bought my computer online. There is no password when I log in. It's showing me unsuccessful password. So I cannot ...
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Is it possibe to view a forgotten admin password?

My ubuntu pc is setup to auto login, so since I never have to type my password, I've forgotten it. Now, normally I'd just reset it, but I used that password for another online service, and I want to ...
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How to hide new created user in /etc/passwd in Linux?

I have created new user named "testuser" in linux system. After that i used "cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd" cammand to show user list in system. Now I can see all users including new created user ...
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fprint-demo casusing authentication failure

I installed fprint-demo in Ubuntu 14.04 unfortunately I did not setup the finger prints and when I try to log in; its denying my password. I tried to remove the password in recovery mode: rw -o ...
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My computer wont let me do sudo commands [duplicate]

I took off the password (I thought it was annoying and I am the only one who uses my computer) and now I cant do any sudo commands or put the password back on. Help!
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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apt-get not working even after updating apt.conf

I have configured my apt.conf file correctly. Still sudo apt-get update is giving me this error: 407 Proxy Authentication Required In /etc/apt/apt.conf, I have this: Acquire::http::Proxy ...
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Folder Lock in Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Is there any way i can password protect or lock folder in ubuntu that can also be opened in windows 8?? I am using windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04
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Incorrect shell password correct terminal password

I'm trying to make some changes from the ctrl+alt+f1 menu, but the shell only rejects my login ("login incorrect" message). This is the same login and password that is accepted EVERYWHERE ELSE I'm ...
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SSH user problem

I am sort of a Unix newbie, trying to set SSH for my 12.04 server. I have 2 users in my system one has password the other does not, both are set as admins. My object is have the passwordless user ...
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New User Account has no password even sudo passwd accountname

I created a new user account without a password. I later used the GUI and Terminal methods to add a password to this new account. I have tried several time with reboots, logout/login after adding the ...
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Please help me disable authentication! [duplicate]

This is very annoying. I don't want to sound like a drag or anything to you security people but I switched over from windows and everytime I install or do something I need to type a password. Is there ...
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Logging in as root [duplicate]

Newbee to Ubuntu. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. How do I log in as root? Alternatively, when performing su, what's the default root password? Thanks in advance.
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Resetting password in GRUB [duplicate]

I am trying to reset my password thru GRUB, but when I get to the command line "type new UNIX password", it won't enter anything I type. the cursor doesn't move. on a previous attempt, I got as far ...
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Trying to unzip a locked folder

I recently downloaded a .zip archive, and i want to unzip it, so that I can run the application inside, but when I try to, it asks for a password. I am the root on my laptop, so I put in my own ...