Password Protection

Definition - What does Password Protection mean?

Password protection is a security process that protects information accessible via computers that needs to be protected from certain users. Password protection allows only those with an authorized password to gain access to certain information.

Techopedia explains Password Protection

Passwords are used commonly to gain entry to networks and into various Internet accounts in order to authenticate the user accessing the website.

Password protection policies should be in place at organizations so that personnel know how to create a password, how to store their password and how often to change it.

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