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  2. Password strength - Wikipedia

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    A password manager allows the user to use hundreds of different passwords, and only have to remember a single password, the one which opens the encrypted password database. Needless to say, this single password should be strong and well-protected (not recorded anywhere).

  3. Password - Wikipedia

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    A password, sometimes called a passcode (for example in Apple devices), ... passwords very difficult or impossible to discover are considered strong.

  4. Tips to create a strong password - AOL Help

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    A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Here are some helpful tips on creating a secure password so you can make sure your information remains safe. Create a strong password • Use unique words - Don't use obvious words like "password". • Have 12 or more characters - Longer passwords are more secure.

  5. 3-D Secure - Wikipedia

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    3-D Secure as strong customer authentication. Version 2 of 3-D Secure, which incorporates one-time passcodes, is a form of software-based strong customer authentication as defined by the EU's Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2); earlier variants used static passwords, which are not sufficient to meet the directive's requirements.

  6. Authentication - Wikipedia

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    Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, "real, genuine", from αὐθέντης authentes, "author") is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user.

  7. Cryptographic hash function - Wikipedia

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    The salt randomizes the output of the password hash, making it impossible for an adversary to store tables of passwords and precomputed hash values to which the password hash digest can be compared. The output of a password hash function can also be used as a cryptographic key.

  8. Managing your passwords - AOL Help

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    Maximize your password protection today! Strong protection. Storage - Keep all your usernames and passwords in one secure place. Auto-fill - Have your logins auto-populated so you don't have to remember them or be denied access for typing them wrong. Password generator - Don't select passwords that hackers can easily figure out. Use the ...

  9. Password cracking - Wikipedia

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    The purpose of password cracking might be to help a user recover a forgotten password (due to the fact that installing an entirely new password would involve System Administration privileges), to gain unauthorized access to a system, or to act as a preventive measure whereby system administrators check for easily crackable passwords. On a file ...