...try to use etcher like always to create my restore flash drive, but today: "balenaEtcher needs privileged access in order to flash disks. type your password to allow this."
...no idea, which password, never had this problem !
I'm using version 1.7.9 on a PC and i don't get his message.
Maybe uninstall and re-install, sometimes i get hese administrator requests and i right click on the Balena etcher shortcut and run as administrator.