Top Tips: Creating Strong Secure Passwords

Passwords protect access to your databases, files, email and other data. This is a security model that is both simple and powerful. Here are our top tips on creating strong, secure passwords:

  • Secure passwords are typically more than eight characters in length, and include at least one numeric digit.
  • Passwords are less secure when they include strings that are easily guessed, such as names (especially the names of family and pets), birth dates, anniversary dates, and, in particular, the words password, default, master, admin, and similar standard terms.
  • Change passwords frequently.
  • Use passwords only once.
  • If possible, assign a unique password for each user.

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