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    Tips for Creating a Secure Password

    A secure password needs to be something that you can easily remember, but difficult for others to guess.

    Requirements for myIIT portal passwords:

    • Minimum of 8 characters
    • No more than 20 characters
    • At least one letter
    • At least one number

    Avoid the following when selecting a password:

    • Names of family, friends or co-workers
    • Your phone number or license plate number
    • Any part of your social security number
    • Anyone’s birthdate
    • Your username
    • Personal information that can easily be obtained (e.g., alma mater or address)
    • Place names or proper nouns
    • Simple patterns of letters on the keyboard, like fdsa

    Consider these methods of making your password more secure:


    Use special characters such as non-alphabetic characters. A simple way to do this is replacing letters in your password with characters such as:

    • 'a' with * (avoid using the @ symbol)
    • 's' with $
    • any space with %
    • 'o' with 0
    • 'i' with !

    Create a pseudo random password

    1. Identify a phrase you will remember such as:
      "I like to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches"
    2. Abbreviate the first letter of each word: iltepbajs
    3. Replace some letters with numbers/symbols: il2epb&j$

    Additional information about creating a strong password


    http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx

    http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Secure-Password

    Last modified: 04/29/2014 07:52:22

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