Presentation on theme: "Passwords are the key to network and data security. Here are a few helpful tips for selecting, safeguarding and successfully using your password."— Presentation transcript:
Passwords are the key to network and data security. Here are a few helpful tips for selecting, safeguarding and successfully using your password.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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”.)
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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