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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

Exchange O’s for zero’s, I’s for 1’s, and E’s for 3’s.

Use special characters

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

Ensure you can type it quickly

This will make it difficult for people who watch over your shoulder from easily seeing what you typed.

Do not use names of your pets or family members

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

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