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password

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A unique character string held by each user, a copy of which is stored within the system. During login an authentication process takes place; the password entered by the intending user must...

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password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 90 words.

A series of characters typed into a computer in order to gain access to the network. It is important not to use any words such as your name for a password, as an intruder would be able to...

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password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 90 words.

A series of characters typed into a computer in order to gain access to the network. It is important not to use any words such as your name for a password, as an intruder would be able to...

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password

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A unique character string held by each user, a copy of which is stored within the system. During login an authentication process takes place; the password entered by the intending user must...

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default password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 13 words.

The *password that is sometimes delivered with a software product.

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weak password

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A password that is easy to crack, for example a password which contains a small number of letters.

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weak password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 21 words.

A *password that is easy to crack, for example a password which contains a small number of letters.

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weak password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 21 words.

A *password that is easy to crack, for example a password which contains a small number of letters.

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password constraint

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 116 words.

The rules which constrain the form of a *password. Some passwords are quite easy for an intruder to guess. For example, short passwords containing only alphabetic characters can be cracked...

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password constraint

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 116 words.

The rules which constrain the form of a *password. Some passwords are quite easy for an intruder to guess. For example, short passwords containing only alphabetic characters can be cracked...

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password protection

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The process of limiting access to a program or file by means of a password. Anyone who tries to open a program or file which is password-protected is asked for the password before they are...

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password protection

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 41 words.

The process of limiting access to a program or file by means of a *password. Anyone who tries to open a program or file which is password-protected is asked for the password before they are...

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password protection

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 41 words.

The process of limiting access to a program or file by means of a *password. Anyone who tries to open a program or file which is password-protected is asked for the password before they are...

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strong password

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A password that is very difficult to break. For example a long password that contains letters, digits and characters such as $ and & will be very difficult to break.

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default password

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The password that is delivered with a software product. Normally the password is easy to guess and hence is a target for crackers.

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strong password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 33 words.

A *password that is very difficult to break. For example a long password that contains letters, digits and characters such as $ and & will be very difficult to break....

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default password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 27 words.

The *password that is delivered with a software product. Normally the password is easy to guess and hence is a target for ...

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strong password

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 33 words.

A *password that is very difficult to break. For example a long password that contains letters, digits and characters such as $ and & will be very difficult to break....

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password constraint

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The rules which constrain the form of a password. Some passwords are quite easy for an intruder to guess. For example, short passwords containing only alphabetic characters can be cracked...

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password dispenser

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A program which generates passwords. One of the main security problems with network access is the fact that many users choose very simple passwords. Typical of these are the first name of...

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password adviser

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A program which advises a user whether the password they want to use is weak and hence could be discovered by an intruder: for example, a short password with no non-alphabetic characters.

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