Picking a Secure Passsword
Posted by Richard Moran on 01 November 2012 05:02 PM
Whether you're setting up your control panel access or a new email account, you'll need to set a password. Yes, you probably have too many passwords already and it can be difficult to come up with a new one, but here are some tips to make the process a little easier!
Here's the official requirements for passwords on our system:-
Recommended password criteria:
So how do you pick an easy to remember password that's impossible to guess and and meets the requirements above?
First, the Do's and the Don'ts
How to make up a good password.
We want our password to be memorable, so simply take something memorable and change it! A phrase is ideal.
Here's an example, (think of summer) - I hate rain
This is easy to remember and easy to change into a secure password- I becomes 1, hate becomes H8, and rain we just miss spell as rayn, add an exclamation mark (special character) and we've got 1H8rayn! - 8 characters, uppercase, lowercase, numerals and special characters.
Here's another example - I was born under a wandering star - just using mnemonics and a change to include numerals & special character (a star of course) could become - 1WBuaws*