Choosing a good password for University and Engineering computer accounts is very important. It is one of the things that ensures email and computer accounts are not compromised.
The use of a bad password may allow some unscrupulous person to use accounts to modify, corrupt or destroy files. He or she could also send email messages using the compromised account, which could cause untold problems for you.
A good password must not be something that can easily be guessed by a person or a program (a pet's name, for example). On the other hand, it must be something memorable so that you are not forced to write it down. Hackers tend to guess passwords or use programs that guess passwords using frequently used themes. If you avoid these themes, your account will be much more secure.
What you should NOT do
What you should do
When creating or changing a password, please follow these instructions as well as those suggested above.
If you are having difficulty in logging into your account, it may be because of these common problems with passwords.
This document last modified Sunday June 09, 2013