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Password Tips

Password: A secret code that allows you to access all of your sensitive data, including your email, files, and grades.

Use an expression or phrase

The expression “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” can be abbreviated like so:  y00chycaei2! 

Exchange numbers for letters, and include a variety of both.

Exchange O’s for zero’s, I’s for 1’s, and E’s for 3’s. Include at least one upper, one lower case letter and have at least one number and 4 letters.

Use special characters

These include ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + | = ` ~

Do not use names of your pets, family members or words in dictionaries.

These are often publicly known to your friends and are easily guessed.

Be long but not too long to remember

Password should be at least 8 characters long but shorter than 20 characters at LC.

Consider using a password manager to generate complex passwords

Keep it private!

NEVER give your password to anyone, even if you are asked for it. No legitimate company will ever request this information from you, as there are processes in place for you to reset it.

Watch Mozilla’s PSA:  How to Choose Strong Passwords Video

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