We highly recommend everyone take steps to improve their own safety online and in our system. Here are some easy and common password protection practices to keep your online account safe.
Create Unique Passwords
The safest thing you can do when creating an account is to always use unique passwords and never give them out. Tools like 1Password can help you manage your passwords across multiple services and assist in make your accounts safer.
Suggested Password Attributes
- Keep your passwords long. We recommend making your password at least 8 characters long—the longer it is, the safer it is.
- At least 1 non-alpha character (a numeric character).
- Preferably at least 1 non-alphanumeric character (a character, or symbol, that appears on a keyboard that is not a number or a letter).
Create Strong Passwords and Check Their Security
A strong password is one that is easy for you to remember but hard for someone else to guess. Uncommon words or phrases work well, but try to keep them unique. Non-standard uPPercasing, creative spelllling, personal slang, and non-obvious numbers and symbols (using $ for s or 0 for o is too obvious!) may be helpful in helping you choose a password.
You can use online tools like this to check your password strength.