# What is the definition of dummy password?

Recently, I try to read some papers about Password Authenticated Key Exchange (PAKE). I can’t understand the meaning of “dummy password .” Can someone gives a concrete definition of it. And what is the difference between password and dummy password?

The context for this question is the following sentence:

then, we modify the protocol so that $$\pi$$ in $$y$$ is a dummy password

• There the dummy is a random password to foil the attacker. May 2 '20 at 13:02
• I'm afraid the definition is specific to the context of the paper, I've not heard it in general usage (it might still be common in papers about PAKE, I must admit, I have certainly not read all of them). May 2 '20 at 14:31
• 1234... just kidding! May 3 '20 at 16:32