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password

An alphanumeric code that pertains to a specific person or group of persons, which is used to access a locked information system.
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The IT manager can also add/remove users, change passwords, add/remove applications, edit system resources and view billing information.
So security installed a feature that fits exactly into the "user as the enemy" thinking so eloquently stated in the article: users were not allowed to change passwords until 15 days had elapsed since their previous password change.
Change passwords frequently to ensure better protection of the secure information accessible via their phones.
Virgin advised customers to change passwords or upgrade to a Hub 3.
The draft order, Special Publication 800-63-3, makes several changes to what were once commonly believed to be best security practices for passwords-or "memorized secrets," as the NIST refers to them-including encourages websites and services to no longer require users to arbitrarily change passwords.
High security institutions, including some credit unions, require employees to change passwords every 30 or 90 days.
Several US banks also urged their customers to change passwords, a request echoed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Administrators may change passwords at random, or they may fail to change them altogether and thereby violate regulations and standards.
Victims are urged to scan their computer with up-to-date anti-virus software, change passwords, and review all Facebook applications and settings.
The Unite union urged members to examine bank accounts and change passwords, fearing the sensitive data may get into the wrong hands.
The new Central Password Manager expands this functionality to enable organizations to change passwords automatically on remote machines and then store these new passwords in the Vault, without any human intervention and all according to predefined organizational policy.
And with the need to change passwords frequently, can be a major burden to administrate.