Create strong passwords
Use length and complexity to create the strongest passwords. Long passwords like “onefishtwofish” can be changed to “0neFishTwof!$h” to use capital letters, numbers, and symbols while still being memorable. We recommend the following when it comes to passwords:
- Minimum of 8 characters
- Contain a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers and special characters (e.g. !,@,#)
- Use different passwords for different accounts
Do not keep your passwords in a non-secure location. If you have to write it down, keep it secure by locking it up. Do not leave it on a post-it note behind the monitor or under your keyboard.
You can use password manager software to also store all of your different accounts and passwords digitally.
Do not share your password. Sharing passwords can be helpful in a pinch, but it also more possibilities of having your password compromised.
Do not use the same password for all of your accounts. This prevents all of your accounts from being taken over when one is lost.