Secure Password Creation
Passwords that are set to something that is convenient to remember are usually a target for scams. Be aware that if your account is compromised, your personal information is also compromised. Please keep everyone’s security in mind when setting a password.
Example of some passwords that shouldn't be used:
- Last Name
- First Name
- Drivers License Number
- Social Security
- Street Address
- Name of your Employer or School
- Words found in the dictionary (Example; "apple", "circle", "dog", etc.)
Example of a good password:
- The first letter of each word in a phrase that is easy to recall.
Phrase Example: "I Can't Wait For Summer" (password: ICWFS)
- Include a few special characters or numbers in the middle of your phrase to add password complexity from hackers.
Special Character Example: ! # $ % ^ & * ( ) _+
Number Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Please contact the Help Desk with questions or for assistance with resetting your password at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (810) 237-8324.