2. What is password security?

A password is a string of characters you give to verify that you are you when you log onto a computer system. Password security mainly consists of these things:

  1. Don't tell anyone your password.
  2. Don't write your password down and then allow others to read it.
  3. Never include your password in an email message.
  4. When you decide on a password, make sure it can't be guessed.
  5. If you think there is even a chance someone else might know your password, change it immediately.
  6. Change your password regularly.

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