Tips for Creating a Secure Password
Strategies and suggestions for creating a secure but easy to use password.
- Do use random mixed cased letters, numbers, & symbols.
- Do add random characters or change case within a word, such as 'tIta.nic' or 'cOm!PuteR'.
- Do create different passwords for differents systems or websites. If someone steals one of your passwords, they will not be able to access other systems.
- Don't use repeating combinations or series, such as '33333333', '45674567', or 'abcdefg'.
- Don't use common dictionary words, by themselves.
- Don't create a password that is easy to guess or observe.
- Don't use your username, your birthday or relative's birthdays, Social Security number, names of relatives, WPI building names, or street addresses.
- Don't store your passwords in a text file or Word document.
- Don't write your password on a piece of paper or Post-It note & store it nearby.
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