String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.

Passwords are strings of characters that grant access to a computer, terminal, interface or application.

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If a password is compromised, is a “similar” password also compromised?

... The solution to this is called password hashing. A hash function is essentially a complex mathematical formula that is not reversible on practical timescales. If the password hash is stored in the database, then an attacker would not know your password, because they would be unable to reverse the hash, assuming a secure hash was used. ...

Applications and password programs

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