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 you use the same password for multiple accounts, other services can easily be compromised if one account is accessed. 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
- 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.
- Change your passwords regularly
While this is 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 you can create good passwords: