To keep your account safe, here are a few tips on how to create a strong password and add extra security to your account:
- Never use the same password twice
If one account is ever compromised and passwords are shared, other services can easily be compromised as well. Password managers can help you manage safe passwords.
- Ask your manager to enable Sign-in verification for your account
The extra security layer of having to have access to your physical device makes it impossible to sign into your account with a password alone, making it a highly effective tool to prevent your account to be accessed without authorization. Company managers: Enabling Sign-in verification will greatly reduce the risk of compromised accounts.
- Create a strong password
A good password is easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess:
- Try a made up story or insider joke (Amandrank12frogsunderthetable!)
- Random uppercase and lowercase letters (donTcopYTHis)
- Random spelling of words (rAAAAAndommZPEllaZ)
- Don’t use personal info that is easily found on the web, such as birthdays or phone numbers. Remember that iCloud hack that hit many celebrities? The answers to their security questions were easily found on the web.
- Protect your passwords.
- Don’t jot them down and leave them around your computer.
- Don’t save passwords in documents on your computer.
- If you have trouble remembering passwords try a password manager.
- Don’t copy any of these examples here!
- Change your passwords regularly
While that's generally good advice, workplace_ will require you to change your password periodically.
- Don't remember it? Just reset it
Resetting your password is quick. Just make sure you have your mobile phone on you and update your backup email and phone number first.
If you are interested about password security here is an infamous cartoon that shows how can think up good passwords: