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Best Practices for Passwords

Best Practices for Passwords

Having a complex password is an easy way to protect your data from hackers.

Password Complexity

Check out this video about password complexity provided by the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

Essential Password Tips

  • Passwords should be complex. Use uppercase letters and lowercase letters, include symbols, and be at least 8 characters long.
  • Passwords should not be reused. As an example, your banking account should not share a password with your Facebook account.
  • Keep your passwords safe. Refrain from sharing your passwords, having shared accounts, and emailing passwords to others.