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

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How to remove/change saved SVN passwords?

I'm using SVN from Eclipse and it has a feature that allows you to save the SVN user and password. It think it uses something called gnome-keyring to do so. The problem is that now I need to use ...
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Accidentally typed password in username input, any logs to clear?

I have accidentally typed my password in SSH's interactive username prompt. Are there any log files that I should clear?
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Root password does not work to install some programs

I have a root user with password and an ordinary user with a seperate password. When trying to configure fire wall ufw, it will not accept my root password. Is it to do with advanced bin/bash etc on ...
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Password protect single Drive

I have four drives. I want that whenever user tries to mount drive it should ask for password. I know password protecting ALL drives is possible through user previlages but I dont want it for all ...
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How safe are my files in /home?

This is a community wiki. I would really like other folk's thoughts on this. I do not want to discuss the ethics of storing plain text passwords either. For those unfamiliar, libpurple is the library ...
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Disable password access through SSH?

I'm setting up a server for backing up my desktop box remotely. I want to prevent remote password access to the server, permitting only users with private keys (AKA my desktop box) to access it. How ...