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  • Help: Forgot script password

    Been away a while and getting old. Anyway, I can't remember (and did not write down) the password I used on scripts and functions for an old app.

    In a private message, can anyone tell me a way to open or view one of this scripts so I can see the password? Thanks.

    Raymond Lyons


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    Re: Help: Forgot script password

    Email Ira, he can probably help.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Help: Forgot script password

      Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
      Email Ira, he can probably help.
      Stan,

      Thanks but I got it without Ira's help. Now if I can find a tattoo "artist" to put it on my wrist! (Since my memory seems to be leaving me!)

      Ray Lyons

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        Re: Help: Forgot script password

        I have been keeping passwords tied to my age as a suffix. So between xxxxx.21 and xxxxxx.99 is usually one of them.
        The base data is tied to just 2 passwords. My old squadron, and my old CB handle.
        See our Hybrid Option here;
        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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        • #5
          Re: Help: Forgot script password

          So is this a testament that password protected scripts aren't really protected?
          Mike W
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          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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          • #6
            Re: Help: Forgot script password

            Originally posted by Mike Wilson View Post
            So is this a testament that password protected scripts aren't really protected?
            Don't assume things about how I "remembered" my password. Password protected scripts are protected. Is that kind of protection, by itself, foolproof? For most fools, yes. But most people who want to break in are not your average fools. So protection with a mere password in this kind of situation is not totally foolproof. To be more foolproof I would think one would always need to invoke more than a mere password, e.g. encryption or other methods on top of a password. But no matter what one does, I suspect that for expert hackers there is no such thing as foolproof protection. For my mostly mundane purposes, password protecting some scripts and functions is sufficient. Others with different needs and fears may want to invoke other protection methods as well. Whatever you do, no matter what it is, just don't assume it is totally foolproof.

            Raymond Lyons

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            • #7
              Re: Help: Forgot script password

              I was lucky to work with some professoonal hackers at a big UK company.
              They can probably hack the AS passwords, but had a bit more trouble with encryption.
              Another suggestion. I am often asked now to also add a "Reminder" so one of those might work and could be displayed first?
              See our Hybrid Option here;
              https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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              • #8
                Re: Help: Forgot script password

                In most cases an Alpha app would not be important enough for a hacker to be interested. But I have clients like Boeing, Lockheed, the FAA, Nadcap, etc. So I have to have a system that passes an audit by the companies.
                Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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