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|Thank you very much, Jon. I really appreciate it.
You are, of course, correct that the COM errors have nothing to do with it.
I actually cleared those up (following the set of steps in the youtube video I posted in the original post).
I was just very curious about this password problem because I've seen it a number of times lately and it seems to be when my computer goes offline.
I "fixed" it by cycling my computer off/on and then it let me log in.
Additional Weird Stuff - and the Weirdness Is All Me
Here's the deal why I was very interested in why this might be happening. This is going to take a bit of explanation.
I use a 64 character password (which is a SHA-256 hash) for my windows login.
It looks something like the following: 1f0bf4b762443fd0bbed59bc1d583a3ac80d45c7bcf308376be2593784244173
I told you this explanation was going to get weird.
That's because I use a program I wrote called C'YaPass which allows me to draw a pattern and choose a key to generate a random password (based upon SHA-256).
If you'd like to try it out to see what I mean, I wrote it as a web app also and you can try it there:
C'YaPass : Never type a password again[^]
Add a site/key, draw your pattern and you'll see that a SHA-256 hash is generated for your password.
Weirdness Part 2
Okay, so since a 64 char password of random numbers and letters is difficult to type, I created :
1. android app which allows me to draw a pattern, pick a site/key and generate the same SHA-256 based password (as long as I draw the same pattern and pick the secret sit key).
2. will send the password over bluetooth
3. a device (arduino) which emulates a keyboard and is plugged into my USB port which receives the password over bluetooth and "types" the password in and "presses" <ENTER>
You can read an entire article here at CP and see a much better summary image there:
Ending the Era of Weak Passwords: Never Type A Password Again (Never Memorize A Password Again)[^]
Finally, The Point
The point is that I was sending my password over bluetooth and every time my computer was rejecting the password, even though the app was sending the password properly. My additional point is that I couldn't have been typing it incorrectly because the app sends the password and the computer receives it.
Could there be a bug? That is entirely possible, however I've been using this app for over 1 year with no problems, except periodically when my machine goes offline, it thinks my password is incorrect.
Way Too Long
I know that is way too long but just thought it might be interesting. Or not.
Thanks again for your kind offer of assistance.
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