Characters to include

Password length

Password Tips

1

Change your passwords periodically.

2

Never use the same password on multiple sensitive accounts.

3

Use a password with at least 16 characters. It should contain lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

4

Refrain from saving your password in a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari). Instead, use a tool which manages an encrypted password locker.

5

Do not log into sensitive accounts while connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

6

Check that you are using a secure (HTTPS, SSH, SFTP) connection before transmitting your password over the web.