password


password
A string of characters that permits access to a computerized information system. Password access is designed to increase the confidentiality of information, and to enforce *authorization limits. Password control is strengthened by (i) the maintenance of secrecy, (ii) their regular changing, and (iii) the inclusion of nonalphanumeric characters that make decipherment more difficult.

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