Password Security

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.