How can you make sure your passwords are strong, secure, and safe?

Make Them Strong

Your passwords should be as strong as possible. Try:

  • using a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters
  • making a long password — at least 12 characters
  • using special characters, e.g. @, $, !, and numbers

Make Them Unique

Don't reuse your passwords. That's asking for trouble!

Tip: try using a password manager, e.g. Keychain on Apple devices or the built-in password managers for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. 

Keep Them Fresh!

Don't let your passwords go stale. Update your passwords every 6 months to stay protected.

Keep Them Safe!

Only you should know your password. 

If anyone asks you for your password in text, email, over the phone... they are probably a scammer!

Tip: IT or tech support will never ask for your password!

Last updated October 2, 2023