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Stay Safe – Passwords

Design Data Corporation’s Stay Safe Campaign – covering best practices for security:

Password Best Practices

  • Use secure passwords or passphrases for all your accounts, the greater the complexity the better. A passphrase is a sequence of words or text to form a phrase or sentence.
  • Do not use obvious passwords like “password”, 123456, the same as your username, or other easily guessed passwords. Include uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols to increase password complexity.
  • Do not reuse the same password for all your accounts. Each account should have its own password.
  • If available, use two-factor authentication. This is an additional layer of security that combines your password with a second factor, such as using your mobile phone to receive a one-time code.
  • Consider using a password locker to help manage your passwords.
  • Do not save passwords in unsafe locations such as a sticky note on your desk or in a file on your computer.