The easiest way to create a secure password is to use a passphrase
- a password consisting of a sentence or phrase.
Passphrases are easier to remember and
more secure than a shorter, more complex password.
A passphrase must be at least 16 characters in length
Passphrase Tips & Suggestions:
Consider a passphrase of several random words strung together.
Example: Frog Apple Blue House
Make up a sentence that is relevant to you
but in a way that is not easy to guess
Example: Oh boy, pizza is great!
Mix it up! Use misspelled words, spaces, numbers
and punctuation – all of which strengthen passwords.
Example: My are 2 !
Don’t use popular quotes, song lyrics or lines from movies.
Don’t use sample passphrases shared in the tips section.
Don’t use personal information like names, birthdates, etc.
Don’t share your password with anyone.
Users: Avoid using &,$,+,%, and quotation marks
Information Technology will NEVER ask you for your password, either personally or via an email. If you receive an email asking you to give account information, it is a phishing scam – don’t do it!