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Creating strong passwords

posted Aug 10, 2014, 11:06 AM by Susan Briere   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 8:59 PM ]

Do's and Don'ts when creating a strong password:

Do include:
  • Both upper- and lowercase letters
  • Numbers and special characters 0123456789!@#$%^&*()=+-
Don’t include:
  • A form or derivative of your current login name (such as writing it in reverse or capitalizing it)
  • Any part of your first or last name
  • Your spouse, child, or pet’s name
  • Your driver’s license, social security, or license plate number
  • A word found in any dictionary
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