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Security of this account login system [migrated]

I have an idea to implement a account system using email and passwords for games. Im intending to have the account creation and forget password systems on a webpage. So if users will have to access ...
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1answer
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Password change reminder Ubuntu

I have an encrypted hard drive on my Linux box. When it was ready for me to change my password because of the 60 day expiration I ran into a problem. I changed the password and once I shutdown my ...
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1answer
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Pure FTPd and MySQL, working with sha512

I'm currently developing an application for shared hosting, using a complete MySQL backend for the machine. I've set up all my services, and they're quite operational, however I've a little problem ...
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Cisco IOS Setting up a password/secret

I'm figuring out the basics to CISCO Ios commands and I am struggling to find out the answer to the following question: What would provide a better protection when you set up a password to allow ...
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1answer
515 views

How to decrypt files on a Windows domain, without user account password?

I have a Server 2008 file server, and and while here an employee encrypted several files, and has now since left to seek greener pastures. I want to decrypt the files, so others can access them. Can ...
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4answers
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Encrypt temporary password using public ssh key

I manage a virtual office and our staff uses both SSH keys and passwords for authentication. If one of our staff forgets his password, is there a way to encrypt a temporary password using his public ...
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2answers
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Are there huge drawbacks to using an excel 2010 document for password management?

At my old job, we used an open-source, (IMO) secure method for managing network infrastructure, and other important hosts' passwords [with Keepass]. At my new job however, it seems like they're using ...
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File and Database encryption [closed]

Just curious what do you guys use for file or database encryption? Any good programs out there or techniques employed for securing IT personal information? Main reason is the company I work for has ...
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How can I cache a Subversion password on a server, without storing it in unencrypted form?

My Subversion server only provides access via HTTPS; support for svn+ssh has been dropped because we wanted to avoid creating system users on that machine just for SVN access. Now I'm trying to ...
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3answers
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Get cryptsetup working without typing a password

I have used cryptsetup to encrypt an external hard drive. I have no problem at using the encrypted hard drive in this way: /sbin/cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc1 backup // typing password // ...
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4answers
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What's the benefit of using asymmetric keys over passwords?

Is there a benefit to using keys over regular passwords when it comes to logging into a remote server over SSH? (Besides not having to remember/input that password)
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3answers
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Mac OSX Server: svn via ssh command line and encrypted passwords

When I log into our mac mini server running OSX 10.6 via ssh and use svn I get the message: ATTENTION! Your password for authentication realm: can only be stored to disk unencrypted! You are ...
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How should someone create an encrypted password for /etc/shadow?

I am setting up a new account on a Linux box for Subversion repository access, and can send the password to the new user. However, I think there was a command line utility for this new user to encrypt ...
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1answer
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Using the -H Option to Create Users with the pw Utility

I'm using pw to add users to a FreeBSD system and I'd like to use the -H option, e.g., pw add user userfoo -H pwfile The man page says that I need to have a password "supplied already encrypted in ...
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2answers
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How do I set up Apache HTTP authorization with a salt in my password?

I'm using mod_auth_mysql with Apache 2 and MySQL 5 for apache authorization. Right now our passwords are being stored in the plain in our database. As a new requirement, we have to store them with a ...
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4answers
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Novell Groupwise 7 to Google Apps LDAP Password

So I am attempting to Migrate all our user account information from Novell to Google Apps using Google Apps Directory Sync, one problem I've run into is Password Encryption Method, I have no idea what ...
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How secure are passwords with under 20 characters length?

I recently received a recommandation for setting my password to above 20 characters. The algorithm used for encryption is AES with a 256 bit primary key. How secure is a, let's say, 8 char password ...