Password help

Tips for creating a secure password

  • Mix numbers with capital and lowercase letters. Most people have passwords starting with a capital and ending with numbers - avoid that trap.

  • The longer the password, the harder it is for someone to guess it. Try using a word at least eight letters long.

  • Use a pass 'phrase' rather than a pass 'word' e.g. ILikeBlueCh33se.

Things to avoid

  • Don't use the example above, or keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).

  • Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc).

  • Don't use well known acronyms (e.g. colours of the rainbow: ROYGBIV) or words that can be found in a dictionary.

Tips for keeping your password secure

  • Never tell your password to anyone, even someone from British Airways.

  • Never write your password down or send it via email.

  • Change your password often for better security.