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Edited by Darrel Ince

in A Dictionary of the Internet

Second edition

Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199571444

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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 guess it. There is a wide variety of software available for password processing, including software for managing a database of passwords, software enabling someone to retrieve a forgotten password if they know roughly what it is, and software which provides a password which is easy to memorize but difficult to guess....

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Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications

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