Do you change your passwords every 6 months, or at the very least, once a year? You should. There is a reason our friends in IT ask us to change our network passwords every year, and that reason is security. Not just from outside eyes trying to pry in, but also due to our own mistakes. I have been guilty in the past of writing a password down to remember it. Once that password is out of your head, a student or colleague could gleam that information (maybe just by happenstance, and not on purpose). For these reasons, this week I would encourage you to take the time to think about replacing your passwords for your education-related and personal accounts.

 

Expounding upon the post that Lee Howell recently wrote: While LastPass might be a solution for some folks, but for those of you who like to manually manage your passwords, as opposed to letting a service like LastPass do the work for you, today’s post is for you. The following information is meant to provide you with two additional resources to think about how to create stronger passwords, and how to manage them. First, here’s an info-graph from Backgroundcheck.org which might be helpful for securing your passwords:

 

Second, here is a video which details how to change your current password, to make it stronger (if you cannot view the video, please authenticate the firewall and re-load this post):


How to choose a safe password Explania

 

 

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