June 2009 Security Tip: A Password is like a Toothbrush

Choose a good one, change it regularly and don’t share it!!

Here is a review of tactics to use when choosing a password:

  • Don’t use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed
  • Don’t use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language
  • Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords
  • Use both lowercase and capital letters
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters
  • Use different passwords on different systems