As we moved into stronger security, some users need some assistance here on Strong Passwords. Below is a Wiki link, as well as a generalized description, and an example. Of course, the Password Generator might be your friend as well.

  • Consider a minimum password length of 8[30] characters as a general guide. Both the US and UK cyber security departments recommend long and easily memorable passwords over short complex ones.[31][32]
  • Generate passwords randomly where feasible.
  • Avoid using the same password twice (e.g. across multiple user accounts and/or software systems).
  • Avoid character repetition, keyboard patterns, dictionary words, letter or number sequences.
  • Avoid using information that is or might become publicly associated with the user or the account, such as user name, ancestors’ names or dates.
  • Avoid using information that the user’s colleagues and/or acquaintances might know to be associated with the user, such as relatives’ or pet names, romantic links (current or past), and biographical information (e.g. ID numbers, ancestors’ names or dates).
  • Do not use passwords that consist wholly of any simple combination of the aforementioned weak components.

Example – Winner!Chicken99 or you could use a password generator (