How Secure is Your Password?

Filed under Administrative, Information Tech on November 6, 2017.

The 2017 National Cyber Security Awareness Month is ending, but online safety is important year-round. UFIT wants to remind all students that their Snapchat, Instagram, iTunes, and other accounts could be hacked, leading to identity theft, and theft of your friends’ information and accounts as well.  A good way to prevent this? Use strong passwords! Here’s how:

  • Use lower-case letters, upper-case letters, numbers, and symbols
  • Create an acronym from a favorite quote lyric or saying
  • Change your passwords every 60 days
  • Don’t use the same password for all your accounts

Check out the Information Security Office page for more ways to create strong passwords.