Password Do's and Don'ts

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.