February 10, 2016 @ 03:32 pm
A password is a string of characters used to access information or a computer. Passphrases are typically longer than passwords, for added security, and contain multiple words that create a phrase. Passwords and passphrases help prevent unauthorized people from accessing files, programs, and other resources. When you create a password or passphrase, you should make it strong, which means it's difficult to guess or crack. It's a good idea to use a different strong password for each of your accounts.
Password cracking by criminals, such as brute force attacks, is best thwarted by additional password length. Mixing in UPPERCASE, lowercase, and special characters also helps make a passphrase harder to guess.
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