"define passphrase"

What is a passphrase?

A passphrase is a sequence of words used instead of a password made of random characters. The words could include numbers and symbols in addition to letters.

A passphrase is easier to remember than a random combination of characters. This makes it possible to remember longer sequences of characters, and longer passwords are stronger than shorter ones.


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