When creating a new password, consider the following:
- A good password should contain a mixture of at least 3 of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (! @ # $ % _ + – : . ?)
- Consider combining words to create a password, such as PurpleFudge@2050.
- Place capital letters and numbers in unusual places, such as PuRpLe20@50FuDgE.
- Substitute some numbers for letters, such as 0 for o’s, 1 for i’s, 3 for e’s, 4 for h’s, 5 for s’s, 7 for L’s, or 8 for g’s.
Things not to include in passwords:
- Your username.
- Your first or last name.
- Your birth date.
- Your phone number.