Could someone tell me the code for a timer like 60 seconds from when the first input is?

Also code for a user not being able to enter a password for 1 hour if they have inserted it incorrect?

thanks guys

1) Sleep(60*1000); -- MS-Windows, *nix is the same except use sleep(60) instead of Sleep()

2) best to write the last time to some external file, such as the registry or a file, so that your program can continue to do other things during that lengthly time. Then once each hour check that registry entry or file to see if the time has expired.