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

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Was never asked to set a password, can't download software without one? [closed]

I installed chrubuntu on my ARM chromebook. I need to download from the Ubuntu software center. Whenever I try to download something, it asks for authentication by a password, but I have never set one ...
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AUTHENTICATION PASSWORD UNKNOWN [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I do not know my authentication password due to which i cannot install any software. Its urgent. Please tell me a solution and not a suggestion. In case , if I have set the ...
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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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Installed Ubuntu on USB stick but the default password is not being accepted [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick using the Universal USB Installer from Pendrive Linux. Everything went well and Ubuntu installed without any problems. I can then select the USB stick ...
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User password rejected on login screen but accepted on text console login [duplicate]

While updating 13.04 Raring Ringtail on a fresh installation my system froze. On reboot I am unable to log in on the graphical screen. CTRL-ALT-F2 takes me to the command line where the login works ...
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I need clarification on ROOT password

Recently I was attempting a terminal command using sudo. I thought it wanted my administrative password, but it really wanted ROOT... Which I have forgotten or screwed up....so my objective failed. I ...
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Vodafone Webbook

I have a Vodafone Webbook, but I have lost the password. What can I do to reset the assword? Holding down shift / esc / shift+esc does not bring up a grub menu.
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How can I prevent the hacking of my wired and wireless networks by tools like feedingbottle? [closed]

I am network administrator and I am always worried about network security as I know people use different techniques of hacking to penetrate wireless and wired networks. Recently I came to about ...
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When trying to upgrade update manager to 12.01 it won't let me continue with out authenticate password

Pop up reads, " Enter your password to perform administration tasks, the application 'update manager' let's you modify essential parts of system. Password: Then options to Cancel and Press Ok. Problem ...
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What is problem about it? [closed]

Fisrt, I installed the macbuntu theme in the 12.04. Though it doesn't work well, I can login in, Only these beautiful effect didn't work. I am busying so I worked with it. One day, when I login in my ...
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Unable to reboot into recovery mode and reset password

Someone else installed ubuntu on my laptop, as a result i dont have the admin password. i'm unable to do anything without it. so i googled it, found some procedures and tried to follow that. but ...
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Black Screen after password Unity not working [duplicate]

Hello this is my first question on here, but after looking around I cant seem to find a fix for my problem. So here it is, Everytime I start up my PC I get the usual "enter Passcode" Which I do. But ...
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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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No longer able to go online with 13.10

Bought my Computer from ebay, loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10. Came with a disk with Ubuntu 13.10. I loaded Ubuntu 13.10 and called who I purchased computer from. He walked me through setting up ...
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Ubuntu password reset question unable to shutdown 12.04

So basically my father passed away has unbuntu on a Lenovo t61. I have no idea what his password was and I really want to be able to access all the stuff on his computer. I have done the following ...
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login, password [duplicate]

I managed to get ubuntu installed on the extra hard drive. But I can't log in. it shows my username, then login If I type the username it then takes me to the password. It will not allow me to enter a ...
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Install incorect password [duplicate]

When I try yo use wubi, to install Ubuntu 12.04, side by side with Windows 7, I get an incorrect password error.
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How do I remove the annoying Authenticator(Terminal)? [duplicate]

I finally managed to reach to Ubuntu after many unfair-unsolved errors and boot errors as well.. Now another unfair issue detected. I made an user account with password, great, I downloaded steam, I ...
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I've forgotten my password [duplicate]

Its been some time since I've turned on my Dell XG-600 lap-top. When I finally turned it on, I discovered that for the life of me I cannot remember the password, let alone the pass phrase, which is a ...
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Black screen after trying to fix password

I went to fix the password and the entire screen took me to a BIOS type of black screen. When I'm stuck there it asks for a password, but it will not allow me to type anything. I tried pressing F1, ...
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How to ENABLE password for administrator account so I am prompted when I log in?

I am new with Ubuntu, and though I am liking it a lot I am making the typical mistakes (for what I have seen on the forum :-)) I took off the password for the admin account, not knowing that this ...
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How to make a password protected folder without any software

I would like to make a private folder. so how can I password protected folder without any additional software?
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can't download files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I'm trying to put skype and yahoo messenger onto my Acer Eee note book and the system keeps asking me to give ...
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How do I recover my main Login Password?

I have forgot my main password for main log in and for everything that I need to authenticate things for. How can I recover or reset my password?
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keyring open passwords

I've acquired an old desktop. There is no sensitive data on it, nor are there passwords on there that would matter if they get stolen. Since I use it as an alarm clock it automatically logs in. At ...
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How can the rules that determine valid user passwords be changed? [closed]

Are there any particular rules on what a valid password is, speaking of length, upper- and lower and/or special characters, numbers, etc. and if so how they can be changed?
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rsync password problem

I have a python script. In that, I am using rsync for data transfer between two systems. While running, it ask for password for data transfer. So that I create a password-less run by the below ...
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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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authentication is required to change user data

I set administrator password to blank. Now, I can't install new programs (message see in title), or change the admin password ("change" button grayed out). I tried a suggested fix from inside the ...
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how do I install myself as owner in 14.04? [duplicate]

How do I install myself as owner? The system keeps telling me I'm not authorized. I put in my profile but that didn't seem to do anything.
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Password change HELLLPPP [duplicate]

I can't modify my password, but i have nothing set. I have gDebi (no pass asking). who can help me?? Please... I have Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How do I reset my admin password [duplicate]

When I login, system accepts my password to use system. But, when I try to update software programs, system says "manipulation error" or something like that. Went to login screen with Ubuntu ...
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How can I get into Linux Mint system not recognizing my password? [closed]

I installed Linux Mint 12 and I am sure of my password, but it does not agree with me and "incorrect password number of successful attempts; system halted must power down" How can I get into the ...
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Enabling root privileges permanently and have no password

I want to enable root privileges permanently so that, for example, I never need to type sudo. I also want a blank password. I found a thread addressing this with link Always Sudo Privileges. Exactly ...
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How can I disable password on termina? [duplicate]

I am trying to install a software through terminal. It asks for my password and i have given the correct password but still it says wrong password. Then i removed all kind off password from my login ...
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Server 2003 password reset HELP! [closed]

My issue arose when I was attempting to uninstall an application from my windows server 2003 box. I was constantly getting errors when trying to uninstall the software so I booted the server into safe ...
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How to sudo visudo without a password, remove all prompts for password [closed]

Websites tell me to use sudo when I have no password, usually tell me one of two things. It is bad security Or use 'sudo visudo' and the %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL line I would like to not ...