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Choosing a secure password

IT Services will soon be deploying a new system for changing and resetting passwords which will be accompanied by updated guidelines for choosing secure passwords. This post outlines some of the thinking behind these new password guidelines and we welcome feedback. Three steps to better passwords Size Matters – four random words is much better than […]

How to choose a password

Password security is very important to protect users and computer systems from malicious activity. Often complexity is encouraged by suggesting use of numbers and punctuation in an attempt to make passwords harder to break. This logic is to a large degree flawed as they’re not harder to crack and they are less memorable leading people […]