Guidelines for choosing a password

  • Do not use the same password for everything.
  • A secure password should contain numbers, letters and special symbols.
  • Do not use names, postcodes, birthdates, social security numbers etc.
  • Avoid common English words.
  • Be careful when using public computers.
  • Avoid common key sequences, like 654321 or qwerty.
  • Use 2-step verification, when possible.

How to Remember Complex Passwords?

Use the first letters of a made-up phrase. For example, for a password like 12pErSfm, think Twelve pink ELEPHANTS running from STADIUM to fish market.