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As a verb, to utter or pronounce, as when the court passes sentence upon a prisoner. Also to proceed; to be rendered or given, as when judgment is said to pass for the plaintiff in a suit.

In legislative parlance, a bill or resolution is said to pass when it is agreed to or enacted by the house, or when the body has sanctioned its adoption by the requisite majority of votes; in the same circumstances, the body is said to pass the bill or motion.

When an auditor appointed to examine any accounts certifies to their correctness, she is said to pass them; i.e., they pass through the examination without being detained or sent back for inaccuracy or imperfection.

The term also means to examine anything and then authoritatively determine the disputed questions that it involves. In this sense a jury is said to pass upon the rights or issues in litigation before them.

In the language of conveyancing, the term means to move from one person to another; i.e. to be transferred or conveyed from one owner to another.

To publish; utter; transfer; circulate; impose fraudulently. This is the meaning of the word when referring to the offense of passing counterfeit money or a forged paper.

As a noun, permission to pass; a license to go or come; a certificate, emanating from authority, wherein it is declared that a designated person is permitted to go beyond certain boundaries that, without such authority, he could not lawfully pass. Also a ticket issued by a railroad or other transportation company, authorizing a designated person to travel free on its lines, between certain points or for a limited time.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PASS. In the slave states this word signifies a certificate given by the master or mistress to a slave, in which it is stated that he is permitted to leave his home, with the authority of his master or mistress. The paper on which such certificate is written is also called a pass.

PASS, practice. To be given, or entered; to proceed; as, let the judgment pass for the plaintiff.

TO PASS. To accomplish, to complete, to decide.
     2. The title to goods passes by the sale whenever the parties have agreed upon the sale and the price, and nothing remains to be done to complete the agreement. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 939.
     3. When a jury decide upon the rights of the parties, which are in issue, they are said to pass upon them.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Organisations should seriously consider assigning random passwords through a password management application, which would be worlds better than merely enforcing password complexity and rotation rules."
'It is the system that generates the code of your password. Once the password is given, you need to go back and change it, the same way you change the password of your ATM.
The strongest password in the world still fails when you trick someone to type it into the wrong place.
By removing the password expiration policies in future updates, organizations and users can choose the security method that best suits their needs.
- Ability to notify end users and IT admins through email and SMS, and automatically create a ticket in a help desk solution after a successful password reset.
If we find a match, we'll notify you next time you login and guide you through changing your password," he added.
A password manager is a software application that you can download on your phone or computer and use it to generate strong passwords for your accounts.A password manager is like a safe for keeping passwords.
Password managers are programs that keep all your login details in an online safe-deposit box.
Password security on the internet is crucial in today's world, where data breaches have become almost a daily occurance.
Step 1: Create your 'static string' (the part of the password that doesn't change)
'Password managing applications are now widely accepted, and they are much easier to integrate into other platforms than before.
With this modern webpage, iSunshare hopes to save people and companies from spending a lot of time and money trying to figure out the right password for their Office (Word, Excel, PPT, Access and Outlook) 97/2000/2003/2007/2010/2013/2016 document if they forgot or lost the password.