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AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein

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Recalling Passwords

If there's one downside to this whole Internet concept, it's the sheer number of passwords you have to remember. You've got a password for your email address, one for your banking Web site, a bunch for connecting to computers on your network, one for eBay, Amazon.com, .Mac, PayPal—the list goes on and on. How on earth are you supposed to remember all of them?

Well, if you're like many people, you try to use the same password for everything—thereby sparing yourself the trouble of remembering several hundred different passwords. Or perhaps you've realized that that method is very insecure (since if hackers get one of your passwords, they have access to everything), and you've decided to use a bunch of different passwords instead. Either way, you're risking something: either forgetting a password and locking yourself out, or inadvertently exposing your whole life to a malicious hacker.

Top: The script asks you to pick a file to upload.Middle: Using AppleScript's special choose URL command (basically, a simplified version of the Finder's Go → Connect to Server command), the script asks you to pick the server you want to upload to. It can be a computer on your network, your Web site's FTP server, or even a Unix mainframe. (To make AppleScript remember the server in the future, click Add to Favorites.) Bottom: The script asks for your user name and password. If you want to connect anonymously, try entering "anonymous" in the Name field and your email address in the password field. And, if you want AppleScript to remember your name and password in the future, turn on Add to Keychain.

Figure 9-10. Top: The script asks you to pick a file to upload.Middle: Using AppleScript's special choose URL command (basically, a simplified version of the Finder's Go Connect to Server command), the script asks you to pick the server you want to upload to. It can be a computer on your network, your Web site's FTP server, or even a Unix mainframe. (To make AppleScript remember the server in the future, click Add to Favorites.) Bottom: The script asks for your user name and password. ...

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