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Passwords are the key to network and data security. Here are a few helpful tips for selecting, safeguarding and successfully using your password.

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1 Passwords are the key to network and data security. Here are a few helpful tips for selecting, safeguarding and successfully using your password.

2 Use a password that is at least 7 characters long. Use a mix of punctuation marks, letters and numbers. Choose letters from a phrase that is meaningful to you.

3 CHANGE your password if: you’ve written your password down and youthink it has been exposed. you’ve told your password to anyone. you've used an insecure service such as FTP or telnet.

4 KEEP your password secret! Never leave your password in a non-secure place. Never let anyone look over your shoulder while you type your password. Never use the same password on other systems or accounts.

5 PROTECT your password! Don’t share your password with a support person or colleague. Don’t share your password with a family member. Don’t share your password with a roommate.

6 CREATE a unique password! Never use a dictionary word, even spelled backwards. Never use a foreign word. Never choose a password that relates to you personally, such as your name, ID, birth date.

7 Some examples of BAD passwords: MaryJane (Not complex at all. Contains personal information.) apple234 (Not complex. Contains a dictionary word.) Chipola2 (Contains personal information.) PuppyDog (Contains dictionary words.)

8 Some examples of GOOD passwords: wLc2$pLd (“washing laundry costs two dollars per load") Gbg2Co*d (“good boys go to church on Sundays") bAn4NaD0c ("banana + doc") PuqP4d0g (Interchange letters for numbers or similar letters to remove the dictionary words from “puppy dog”.)

9 An insecure password can put you, your co-workers, the college and our students at risk. Be aware and be secure. Be aware and be secure.

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