Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer and personal information. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software. You should maintain strong passwords for all accounts on your computer.
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Strong password

What’s the fuss about creating a strong password? The same password you’ve been using since the past 5 years is great, it’s easy to remember. Why do anything differently?

Having a strong password ensures the confidentiality and security of the University’s electronic information of students and employees.  This is valuable information and needs robust protection. Weak passwords are a hacker’s BFF (Best Friend Forever). They can steal university information for financial or malicious gain. This could cause serious harm. For this reason, a lot is written about using strong passwords also known as smart passwords, complex passwords or secure passwords.

Cyber criminals are continually improving their techniques and already check for:

  • Words you can find in the dictionary of any language
  • Words spelled backwards, common misspellings, abbreviations
  • Common letter to symbol conventions such as changing “to” to “2” or changing “and” to “&”
  • Personal information such as your pet’s name, your child’s name, your spouse’s name, your name, your birthday, driver’s license info, etc.