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

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I don't know what my credential storage password is. Can anybody help?

I want to change the VPN on my Samsung Galaxy S but it keeps asking me for my credential storage password. Does anybody know how I get this?
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Native email app showing email account password on lock screen of Galaxy S2

Dear Android community, Recently I have set up a personal email account on the native email client that comes with the version of Android I have (4.1.2). After I have set it up and could ...
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Device forgets wifi password

My family has an Android 4.1 tablet that connects to the home wifi. It keeps forgetting the wifi password so it's offline until we select the desired wifi network and enter the password again. How ...
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How can I merge WiFi passwords from a backup and from the current configuration?

I have an old backup of the WiFi passwords on my Nexus 7. I also have a new configuration which has some passwords that are newer and some that are older. How can I merge the configuration in a ...
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How is the Gmail password stored in Android - and where?

I have looked around and found no information on how Android manages to store passwords on the device. Especially Gmail passwords. I'm looking to learn how Android encrypts and stores passwords ? What ...
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Cant connect to my wifi network at home WPA/WPA2 psk

it writes saved, secured. when I try to connect it writes connecting then back to saved secured. after a few seconds it writes authentication error. the password is right BTW
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Is it possible to retrieve a password stored in OpenVPN?

I reinstalled my Mac and forgot to backup my username and password to my VPN provider. The good thing is I also have VPN installed on my android where it works fine and logs in automatically. So the ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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Double Security for Gmail

My phone has a pattern lock and I want friends to be able to unlock it with the pattern, however, I do not want them to have access to my gmail. Is there a way that I can force gmail to ask for the ...
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Lost PIN in Memo app JB 4.1.2

Ok, so I've got a Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-I9105P) and many months ago I set PIN protections to some of my memos, but now I didn't remember it. I remember what was in the memos but now there are 2 protected ...
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Is it possible to change password on the phone itself for gmail/market/other google apps?

I think this is a general question that would apply to all Android phones though I have a HTC Desire Z. I cannot find a section on any of the settings to change the password for the Google account ...
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How do I semi-automatically guess Wifi passwords?

In some travel destinations, free wireless APs with simple WEP or WPA PSK passwords are common place. Every hotel, cafe, and so on has one. However, language barriers can make it difficult to ...
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Why is “wpa_supplicant.conf” file invisible?

My device LG e510 : Android 2.3 had been rooted and then I changed the privileges to view and see some system files, especially for wpa_supplicant.conf, with RootExplorer app. But unlike most ...
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Micromax A116 ask for 5,13 and 15 digit wi-fi passsword

I recently buy Micromax A116(canvas HD) Running on Android 4.1.2(Jelly-bean), I have problem in wi-fi that when I want to connect my compony wi-fi which is secured with WEP and having password 11 ...
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recieving a 'Server password changed, please enternew password repeated request' on Samsung Galaxys S3 Mini

My Samsung S3 Mini keeps emailing me to say my Server Password has been changed, please enter new password. I havent changed the password. My emails are from my Sky email account and have had no ...
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Application-specific passwords only work for a short period of time

I have two-step verification enabled on my Google Account, and I generated an application-specific password for my Android device (Infuse 4G with custom ROM in case that's relevant), and input it. ...
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Any hack to get rid of the “Too many password attempts” lock?

My kids often play with my phone which has a pattern lock screen, and it gets locked due to many attempts, then the phone is locked out and requires a password. I use 2-step verification, so in ...
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Android lost, Gmail password changed. Can Gmail still be viewed?

I lost my Android phone today so I changed my Gmail account password. Will whomever that finds it be able to view my offline Gmail (cached) content, even though I changed my account password? I'm ...
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copy my exchange server settings password

The password field under "exchange server settings" is blocked out. I want to add my business email to another phone. Is there any way to reveal the password? Thanks.
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Can the administrator on a Nexus 7 unlock a secondary user's password?

I've forgotten my password for the family's shared Nexus 7. We assumed that the primary user would be able to access my settings and reset the p/w for me, but it appears not. I would prefer not to ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Encryption, select different PIN than Screen Lock

I was wondering if one can select different passwords for device encryption in ICS? Having the same password for encryption and unlocking the screen isn't quite that secure... Thanks for hints.
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What is the default Android Root Password?

What is the default password for the android root account? Can I change the root password after rooting my android device by simply typing "passwd"? How does the rooting process work? What is the ...
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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
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How to create multiple user accounts with password for each in galaxy note 800 with Android 4.0.1?

I have recently bought Samsung galaxy note 800 (10.1") which has android 4.0.1 How to create multiple user account accounts with passwords on it?
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I can't use my Google Account password to bypass the lock screen

On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button ...
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Data Vault apps with Unlock Pattern

I'm currently using the Wallet app to keep my bank acct#s, CC#s etc. safely on my phone. However, entering the password when I need to unlock the codes is kind of an annoyance. Specially when you ...
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S2 not accepting activesync password

I had gone on a holiday to Singapore and had inserted a local SIM card. After a day, the phone stopped accepting my original password which was for the active sync. I am now back in India. How do i ...
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I need to view the saved WiFi passwords on my non-rooted Android phone

I have an LG Optimus 7 (not-rooted), and all my WiFi passwords are there. I want to view the saved WiFi passwords to transfer thm to my new Samsung Galaxy S3, but I don't know how. I tried to search ...
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Why can't I get past CAPTCHA after changing Google Account password?

I changed my Google Account password, and now there's a notification about trouble logging into my Gmail account on my Samsung Galaxy S. That's fine, I'd expect that. What I don't expect is a pop-up ...
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Android Password Recovery + 2 Step Auth. What happens?

I recently enabled two-step auth for my Google account, and I'm happy to say it works fine. However: Application specific passwords, like for Android are temporary, and the guide makes it obvious ...
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Factory Reset Android Developer Phone without password

I used to have an Android developer phone (an ancient HTC Innovation) that I recently gave to a friend. Now we're trying to unlock it so he can use it. We put in the unlock password too many times, so ...
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Can Android phones be set to automatically wipe all data after a certain amount of failed logins without an app?

A new policy at my work is being drafted regarding email access on phones. A requirement will be that the phone must automatically have all data erased after a certain amount of failed login attempts. ...
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Can a thief unlock or otherwise access the data on my stolen Android device?

If my Android device is stolen, will the person who ends up with it be able to get my data by plugging it into a PC and using some trick? Is there anything I can do to prevent this or make it harder?
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Android 4.0.4 - Wifi WPA-PSK hex password too long

I am currently trying to connect to a Wifi (WPA-PSK TKIP with 64-bit hex password). However my device - LG Optimus L9 with Android 4.0.4 - only allows to type in 63 characters. It seems that it only ...
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Recover password with phone logged in? Need to set up additional device

I bought a new android tablet but I can't remember my google acoount password. I can't reset it because my phone is already logged in. It says I need to be logged off for 4 days. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a way to wipe a device based on a certain password? A like a “Wipe-me” password?

Is there a way (an app perhaps) that will wipe a phone if a certain password is entered at the lock screen? For example "letmein" unlocks the phone, but if you enter "wipeme" it will start the factory ...
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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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How safe are my passwords at after-sales service?

My phone is currently inoperative. Samsung asked me to drop it at an approved repair center, which will handle shipment and reception to/from Samsung. Being unable to boot my phone, it was impossible ...
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How can I make 1Password for Android log in with the built in browser?

I have a Droid X and have just installed 1Password. I like that I can take my passwords with em and log into websites via the phone, but it seems to only use the 1Password built in browser, which does ...
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Restrict access to device settings

How can I prevent people who borrow my device from changing any of my settings?
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how to password protect settings dialog (wifi but specifically accounts part)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict access to device settings I would like to disable the settings page so that users of our android devices cannot factory reset through settings and cannot use ...
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How to disable lock screen in ICS when VPN is set? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to VPN forces having secure screen lock I have Sony Xperia S with ICS 4.0.4 stock rom (rooted), I need to have a VPN account set in my phone, but when I add a ...
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can I bypass screen lock request to log in to google (Samsung Galaxy S)?

My two year old kept getting into my phone, so I put a pattern lock on it. She played with this too many times and the screen is now locked, which shouldn't be a problem as it has just asked me to ...
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How to show password while typing?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (there is no such tag, and I have too little reputation here to create it). On LG L5 when I type password I can see in the edit box the last character I typed. Better something ...
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Facebook app requires repeated sign-in

Recently, the Facebook app on my Droid 1 (Android 2.2.2) started prompting me to sign-in throughout the day. I get a pop up that says: Facebook Sign-in Please re-enter your Facebook password It ...
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Backup files from an application for which I forgot unlock pattern

I have forgot unlock pattern for an app on my Galaxy S II. I have emailed the developer but he said he cannot help me. I am wondering if there is a way I can take backup of the files in the app's ...
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What program can I use to compress (zip,rar…) and password protect files on my Android Froyo

I was just sending a backup via mail to my Google account. This backup contained readable information (csv format) from sensitive data. Does anyone knows of a program to compress files (in .zip ...
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Password sync with Chrome

I know about Xmarks and LastPass, but is there a free solution for password syncing between Android and Chrome?
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How can I copy to the clipboard on a stock phone?

This is something that has been frustrating me ever since I first did a fresh ROM installation on a smartphone. I have an excessively complex password for my Google account. It would be impossible to ...
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How secure are the “app password protection” apps?

I know there are a number of apps available that can password protect specified apps. I want to know how secure they really are. As far as I know, there aren't any exposed OS hooks in android to ...