What is a Password?

A password is a secret combination of characters that are either assigned to you or you can choose that give you access to the computer or the network. It is very important that you do not tell anyone else your password.

A unique set of characters that protects a network or device from unauthorized access.

A sequence of characters that allows users access to a system. Although they are supposed to be unique, experience has shown that most people’s password choices are highly insecure. Humans tend to choose short words, such as names, which are easy to guess.

The private string of characters entered by a user to verify his or her identity to the network. Ideally a password is a combination of text, numbers, and punctuation or other characters that cannot be guessed at or easily cracked by intruders.


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