Password help

Tips for creating a secure password:

  • Mix numbers with capital and lowercase letters.
  • Include numbers to replace similar looking letters, e.g. Examp13 instead of ‘example’.
  • Create a unique acronym, e.g. 1LvCht for ‘I love chocolate’.
  • Include phonetic replacements, e.g. 'Luv2Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.

Things to avoid:

  • Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good password.
  • Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.)
  • Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
  • Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
  • Don't use repeating characters (aa11).

Tips for keeping your password secure:

  • Never tell your password to anyone.
  • Never write your password down.
  • Never send your password by email.
  • Periodically change your password for increased security.
 
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