Passwords are the first line of defense in protecting information. Although many people tend to create passwords that are easy to remember, it is important to employ the use of strong password technology to prevent unauthorized access to your information. Below are examples of weak, meduim and strong passwords.
|All numbers or all letters||Alphanumeric||Alphanumeric with a mix of upper and lower case letters|
Password Best Practices
- The best passwords are at least 8 characters in length, alphanumeric, and contain both upper and lower case letters.
- Passwords should not include your name, nickname, birthday, family members or pets.
- Passwords should not include common words that can be found in dictionaries.
- Most importantly, you should NEVER share your password with anyone.