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With so many applications requiring passwords, it can be hard to track and at worst remember. Some applications require users to change their passwords every so often, and that can lead to users forgetting them. The problem with requiring frequent password changes and applying complexity to passwords is that it can become more complicated for users. A password consists of a string of characters, that can include letters, numbers and special characters. Security analysts in IT realized that clear text passwords are not secure. Passwords also needed to be stored more securely, to prevent tampering.