A password is a secret word or string of characters used for user authentication/authorization.

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Android AccountManager security

I've asked this question before, but got no suitable replies, so here I go again. How does the Android AccountManager which is used to store your Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc... usernames and ...
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I forgot password for my Note 3

How do I enter into the phone without factory reset? I dont want to loose data and phone numbers. I made 2 attempts and don't want to make the third attempt and lock the phone permanantly.
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Password.key any way to read?

I was wondering if there is any way i can read password.key password.key is located under data/system/ and it holds the value for the pin you enter when you switch on the phone. As i thought it ...
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Mint app constantly asking for password

Even after entering the password, a screen comes up every few days asking it to be re-entered. How can this be muted?
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Samsung s7 only asks for fingerprint scan not giving option to enter password

My new Samsung S7 was restarted today with an android update from T-Mobile. When it turned on, I unlocked it using a password. After few uses today, the fingerprint scan failed and each time I try ...
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Password not working / changes after update from COS 12.1 to Cyanogen OS 13

I've encrypted my OnePlus One a long time ago. Now I want to perform the update with the new released Cyanogen OS 13. The problem is that the phone don't want to validate the password from the ...
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bypass killswitch on lg16c? [duplicate]

I am trying to factory reset a recycled Lg16c phone, but it has killswitch. Is there a default or master password to bypass this lick?
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Is it possible to get the password from a wps wifi connection?

At school we have two wifi networks, one for teaches and one students, but the teacher network is much faster and is available everywhere in the building. I could connect to it by pressing the wps ...
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How to Forget All App Passwords

I haven't been able to find any sort of app or topic on here which allows a device to stop remembering passwords for apps, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, etc. I have strong passwords, and I ...
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password wont turn off

I locked my phone using android manager and I've turned off the lock feature under settings. But it is still requiring a password every time I lock my phone or it times out. How can I turn that ...
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E
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How can I reset my rca viking pro 10 inch

I need to know how to reset my RCA Viking Pro 10.1 tablet running Android 5.0. It is asking for a lockscreen password after installing a VPN for Northwestern University but we cannot remember what ...
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How to protect all my passwords saved in Google if I lost a phone?

I save many passwords in Chrome. I used Chrome in my laptop and my android phone. If I lose my phone, how I can protect my passwords?
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During Android Encryption, I lost my device keyboard and OS ask me to enter password?

I have Android phone with OS version 4.4, I start encrypt my phone and it started very well. After an hour and restringing several time the device prompt me to "Type password to decrypt storage". Her ...
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Require fingerprint to answer call?

A friend has a problem with other people answering their phone and thereby intercepting their calls. Is anybody aware of an app, setting, or Android distro that requires a fingerprint swipe to answer ...
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Samsung S5 android phone stolen and put on airplane mode. Is there a way to remotely wipe it? [duplicate]

My Samsung Galaxy S5 has been stolen and with the unfortunate power button menu that requires no passwords to access it's been put into airplane mode. Is there a way to remotely wipe it? If not is ...
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How to reset my password on my Mikona MHTMID-B733QC16X-P Tablet? [closed]

How do I reset my password on my Mikona tablet MHTMID-B733QC16XP as there's no volume buttons?
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PIN forgotten.no option of “forgot password”

Using oneplus one (not rooted). PIN forgotten. no option of "forgot password". Android device manager doesn't locate my device. cellular data is on. doesn't connect to the wifi automatically. din't ...
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Unable to unset the LOCK password Android 4.4.4

I have already read this Google help page as well as Unable to disable password on Android screen lock and several other links that explain how to a screen lock password/pin. I am using Android 4.4.4 ...
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remove surelock from android tablet without admin password

I bought a tablet that has sure lock on it. This makes it so you can only use one app and can't access the settings. I tried the answer from this question but all I got was an error. How to exit ...
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Forgotten backup PIN

I accidentally entered the pattern on my android phone wrong too many times. It now wants a backup pin to unlock. I remember the pattern and can get into my google account, but have forgotten my ...
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Retrieve WiFi password

How to get saved WiFi password from my android 5.1.1 without rooting? I checked the path /data/misc/wifi/ using adb pull from terminal, but it's empty
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What is Marshmallow encryption protecting?

I installed CM 13.0 onto a Nexus 6, which includes Android 6.0.1, and I have set a PIN. The Settings UI reports that my phone is encrypted. However, my phone is able to boot all the way to the lock ...
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Adding a new account to Gmail/Youtube shows a Password Error

I recently goy myself a Moto G3, that is running Android 5.1.1. I have 3 e-mail addresses, all of those I wish to keep in my Gmail app (I did that in an older phone I had), so I go to "Add Account" ...
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How do I set a device password longer than seventeen characters?

The stock-Android device security settings restrict the length of passwords (and PINs) to seventeen characters. When I first got my device, I worked around this by using Android Device Manager to lock ...
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Encryption password was made invalid by changing my screen lock password

I've been using a 6-character password on my android phone for a couple of years now. It was the same password I was using for my screen lock. Two days ago, I went into my phone's settings and ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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How can I make passwords really visible?

I've got a Nexus 7 running Android 6.0. I'd like to set a PIN for the lock screen, but given the inaccuracy of touchscreen keyboards, I'm not comfortable creating a password when I can't see what I'm ...
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How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset

I suddenly cannot access my phone with my normal password. it just keeps saying its incorrect. How can I unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without factory reset. Very urgent help needed please.
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PIN longer than 16 digits

I was wondering if there was any way to use an unlock PIN longer than 16 digits on android lollipop - in the settings it allows you to enter a PIN less than 17 digits. I would like to stay away from ...
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Is it possible to reinstall an android that has a pass lock?

I bought a new Sony Xperia Z C6603 phone last week and first thing I did was set a complex pass code. Unfortunately I forgot it shortly after and now I have no access to the phone. Is there a way to ...
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Forgot password. What to do?

I recently forgot my password on my perfectly working Motorola phone. I tried everything but nothing worked. What should I do?
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Chromium: Option to save passwords and change encryption greyed out

I am using Chromium build 353428 on PacROM 5.1. After signing in with my Google account, I tried to set a separate sync passphrase (using instructions given here). However, when I click on my account ...
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Decrypt WIFI password from wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy S4

I would like a method to see a cleartext password decrypted from wpa_supplicant.conf on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 The problem is that the passwords, or psk's, are encrypted and even if ...
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Recover account difficulty

Context An acquaintance has a strange problem with her Google Account. I'm a developer (not Android specialist) while she's just a plain user. She forgot her Google account password, but her old ...
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My phone stopped remembering wifi passwords!

For some reason that completely escaped me, this here Samsung S3 mini stopped connecting automatically to my home network, always requiring me to re-type the wifi password. Since then, I noticed that ...
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Changing android password remotely

I have Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1, lock with a PIN code. Somehow the right 3 vertical dots don't response for touch, therefore I can't unlock my phone. I want to cancel / change the password. I ...
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Can't unlock Android

My Phone is locked, and I forgot the pin code. I tried to reset password using Android device manager, but it failed, I can't unlock device with new changed password. But when sending Ring using ADM ...
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Resolving Credential storage issue

On Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SMP600 when I try to to add a VPN I'm prompted for credential storage password. I have tried all the other solutions on SO and none of them worked. I have PIN code on the ...
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Unable to disable password on Android screen lock

I would like to disable the PIN/Password of my Android screen lock but I am unable to do that as the relevant option is greyed out. Please see screenshot: (Click image to enlarge)
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Do every Android version store the PIN/passwords at the same file?

I find a hateful peculiarity of Android its nagging usual changes between versions in the paths for some system files and configuration variables. Even when I assume it is expectable on newborn ...
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No passwords stored in Webview

I have an ASUS tf101. Have rooted it and installed SQLite Editor. Have found the Webview file. There is listed some web adresses, but under passwords the fields are blank. I desperately need one of ...
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What is my Google password? [duplicate]

I set up my device quite some time ago and created a Google account. Since then, I haven't had to use my password even once because my device is linked to the account. The problem is, now I would ...
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View chrome passwords on Android device

I've been searching for a way to do this for a while now and haven't come up with a good solution. Does anyone know if chrome-saved passwords can be viewed on an android device? If they can't be, is ...
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Can't get past the PIN-screen of my newly bought used S4

I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy S4. The problem is that the previous owner did not factory reset is and even after putting in the memory and SIM-card from my old phone, I can’t get past the ...
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How do I unlock the screen when forgotten password?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. My daughter put a screen lock on and doesn't remember the code. How do I unlock it?
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Restore lock screen password

I have set a password for my Android device long ago which I have already forgot. I have downloaded an app that enables me to log in using a password. As I understand it, the app overrides the Android ...
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How to retrieve saved password in Google Chrome for Android?

Is there any way I can retrieve stored password specific to any URL in Google Chrome for Android. This is not in any way connected with Google Chrome running in Desktop versions. I'm able to see saved ...
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Forgot Android Password

I've tried waiting for the reset via google account to show up, but it didn't. I've tried to use Android Device Manager, but when I try to reset the password, it says "Since Google has verified that a ...
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Moto G forgot all saved wifi networks after a reboot

Today i encountered a problem i didn't have before: when i tried to connect to a wifi network at work, i realised my Moto had the saved networks list totally empty. I needed to connect to the wifi as ...