case-sensitive

  

Definition

Computer command which specifies that each letter of a word or term must be typed exactly as required or shown-as a capital (upper-case) letter or a common (lower case) letter. Usually, passwords are case sensitive for better security. Also, a database search can be made case sensitive for greater accuracy.

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  • The passwords are case-sensitive, so keep that in mind if you want to make it more secure by adding capital letters.

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  • The password was case-sensitive which made it harder to break into the database, because the combination very well could be capitalized.

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  • You will deal with things that may be case-sensitive and you need to make sure to handle them in the right way.

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