What Is A Password? What Is Its Purpose?


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jerry masala Profile
jerry masala answered
Password is a secret word that is used to protect a computer system or program. It may consist of numbers, alphabets or both. The user has to type the password to access the computer system.

The purpose of password is to protect data stored on a computer. It protects data from being lost, misused or deleted by any person. The system can be accessed by a person who knows the password. Password can be changed only by authorized person. An unauthorized person cannot access a computer system or program that is protected by a password. So the computer and the data stored on it will be safe and protected.

Every computer provides an option for setting password. If the computer is protected with password, it will ask for that password to login.

Email facility on the internet is also protected with password. Every user has to give email ID and password to check emails.

Internet service providers provide user account with passwords. The user ID and password is used to connect to the internet.
Jessie Lwing Profile
Jessie Lwing answered

In the account security (here take google account security for example) aspect, a password means that you are the unique person having access to your personal devices and private date.

The personal devices could be your computer, mobile phone, and pad. The private data could be your birthday, your credit card number and passcode, your social security number and passport ID.

suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
A password is mean where you can stop others using your data. In terms of email, it's protection for your email.

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