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Security covers a wide-ranging set of topics including Users, Permissions, Authentication, Authorization, Upgrades, Firewalling, Hardening, etc.

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I forgot my password

I'm very worried because I forgot my password to log into my Elementary System and now I can't log in, please help me as soon as possible. Thank you very much.
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Does elementary OS perform any sort of remote data collection?

What happens with my data, if I do not enable Privacy Mode in System Settings? What data does elementary OS collect from my device in general? And is the Amazon Web Search which Ubuntu implemented ...
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Multiple password prompts on resume from sleep: "Authentication is required to refresh system sources"

I've recently installed 0.4 Kodi Beta 2 on my XPS 13 as the broadcom WiFi chip installed on it only started receiving support on Ubuntu starting 16.04 on which 0.4 Kodi is based. So far everything has ...
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

When I tried to add my Gmail account, I was notified by Google with a message that follows: Sign-in attempt prevented Hi, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account from an app ...
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New important security and hardware support update

Anyone getting this? Is there a way to get rid of it? New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-...
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How to change password of /home folder encrypting?

When you just change your password the passkey isn't changing (Maybe, it's a bug?). So, how to change it?
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Password resetting: I dont have my live installation device available.

Is there any way I can reset my password without having that live installation thing? Its stuck on loading initial ramdisk...
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How to change or remove keyrings on elementary OS

It always asks me to put a password in, but I think it is annoying: Is there a way to remove this? I tried resetting the system settings, but that didn't work, I also tried to find it, but everything ...
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Why is there a delay when I enter my password incorrectly?

Whenever I enter my password incorrectly upon login, there's a delay before I can try again. Why is this? Is there a way to remove the delay?
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What about sudo makes it less secure than pkexec?

I just heard that it isn't recommended to use sudo -i on GUI programs - because it's less secure. Is there any truth here - is there an advantage to this: sudo -i pantheon-files /location over ...
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How can I sign in with my fingerprint on Elementary OS 6 Odin?

I have a fingerprint sensor supported by libfprint. How can I use it to log in to Elementary OS?
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No password change with encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I have a freya 0.3.2 / Win 10 dual boot system with an encrypted home folder on a separate partition. Recently I changed my user password in the system settings. As a result, I could not log into the ...
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