You must construct your password according to the following
- Each password must have at least six characters. Only the first
eight characters are significant.
- Each password must contain at least two alphabetic
characters and at least one numeric or special character. In
this case, "alphabetic" refers to all upper or lower case
- Each password must differ from your login name (username)
and any reverse or circular shift of that login name. For
comparison purposes, an upper case letter and its corresponding
lower case letter are equivalent.
- New passwords must differ from the old by at least three
characters. For comparison purposes, an upper case letter and
its corresponding lower case letter are equivalent.
- Unfortunately, it is likely that hackers will be trying
to break into your account. They run sophisticated computer
programs that are very good at quickly discovering (cracking)
- A password needs to be easy to remember but hard to
guess. In other words it needs to be easy for you to
remember but hard for the cracker's computer program to
- Here is a very nice way to create a password: You can think
of a saying you enjoy and base the password on the use of the
first letter of each word. For example A word to the wise is
sufficient could become aw,ttwIs.
- But don't use aw,ttwIs as your password! You need
to make up a password known only to you!
- For maximum security, your password should have eight
characters. (That makes it harder for the cracker to guess.)