• Password Do’s and Don’ts

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Password, Security • 0 Comments

    Five “Don’ts” & Five “Dos” for Better Passwords

    1. Don’t leave passwords blank.
    2. Don’t use your username as a password.
    3. Don’t use identifiable information (such as a birthday).
    4. Don’t write passwords down.
    5. Don’t use auto-fill for passwords (especially on public computers).
    6. Do use 8 characters or more.
    7. Do use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, & symbols.
    8. Do memorize your password.
    9. Do change your password periodically (at least every 60 days).
    10. Do keep your password a secret.

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