Password

passwordSometimes abbreviated as PWD (not to be confused with the Linux pwd command), a password is a set of secret characters or words utilized to gain access to a computer, web page, network resource, or data. Passwords help ensure that computers or data can only be accessed by those who have been granted the right to view or access them.

Strong password - Term used to describe a password that is an effective password that would be difficult to break. Often a strong password has between six and ten characters (the more the better), numbers, other characters, and both upper and lowercase characters. Below is an example of a strong password.

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Weak password - A password that is not an effective password because it's easy to remember. Examples of a weak password are names, birth dates, phone numbers, easy guessable word, etc. Below is an example of a weak password.

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Also see: Authorize, Biometrics, Default password, OTP, Passphrase, Password generator, Password protect, Picture password, PIN, Privilege level, Security terms, Username