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Tech Tips - Password Guidelines

The following guidelines are offered to help provide better password security.

1. Use complex passwords which:

Complex passwords are more resistant to a dictionary attack, where an unauthorized user attempts to crack a password by sending a series of commonly used names and words.

  • do not contain all or any part of the user's account name
  • are more than 8 characters long
  • contain characters of at least THREE of these four categories:
    • English uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase letters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • permitted punctuation such as ! $ # % @ ^ & * ( ) ? . ,

2. Do not write down passwords in an unsecured location.

3. Change your password periodically. (Every 30-60 days).

Complex passwords can be easy to remember. Similar to some of the interesting license plates, easy examples are:

2dAyI$thedaY .........(today is the day)
Brn2RunFa$t ...........(born to run fast)
XqqsME2! ..............(excuse me too !)
H20uUP2? ...............(what are you up to?)
L00ny2nzz! ..............( looney tunes)

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