Strengthen Your Passwords

Your username and password are your first line of defense to protect your online accounts.  Keep the following in mind when creating passwords:

  • Avoid using personally identifiable information such as birthdays, names of family members, pets, SSN, account numbers, and any 
    information that can be found on online.
  • Should contain a combination of upper case & lower case letters, numbers and special characters
  • Randomized to include upper case and lower case letters such as: deCeMbeR instead of December
  • Longer passwords are more secure 
  • Consider using a passphrase instead of a password
  • Avoid commonly used words or sequences such as 1234 or 1111

You should always use a unique username in conjunction with strong passwords.  Click here to learn more about creating unique usernames.