Sunday, July 7, 2013

Best practices for setting a password

Make sure you create a unique password to help keep someone from breaking in to your account. Here are a few tips for creating your password, and keeping it safe:

  1. Never tell anyone your password.
  2. Never write down your password. Even though your password will look random to others, think of a way to remember it so that you don't have to write it down.
  3. Change your password periodically.
  4. Don't choose a dictionary word as your password. Be creative.
  5. Make sure you abide by the password policy - let your password be a combination of diverse characters such as punctuation marks. capital and lowercase letters and numbers.
  6. A variety of characters makes it harder for anyone to guess the password.

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