MCCC Knowledge Base

What is a Strong Password?



What is a strong Password?

A strong password is critical to keeping your information safe, in general a longer simpler password is safer than a short complicated password. A strong password must:

  • Eight characters or more characters long.
  • Contain at least three of the following:
    • Upper case characters (A,B,C,D)
    • Lower case characters (a,b,c,d)
    • Numeric characters (1,2,3,4)
    • Special characters (#,^,$,!)

As a general rule of thumb a different password should be used for different log-ins (ex. don't use your student log-in password for your personal email). It is also considered a best practice to change your password periodically. A password manager such as LastPass or KeePass can be used to help manage large numbers of long secure passwords.

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
How to Change or Update your Password - Complete Guide
Viewed 44005 times since Tue, May 24, 2016
What is a reputable and updated operating system?
Viewed 5816 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
LastPass - Password Manager - PC
Viewed 7491 times since Thu, Nov 12, 2015
College Data and Storage System Quick Reference
Viewed 5815 times since Wed, Jan 6, 2016
What is a Reputable Firewall?
Viewed 5561 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Unblock a File (Windows 10)
Viewed 7646 times since Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Setting up iPhone/iPad for Auto Screen Lock
Viewed 5814 times since Wed, Oct 15, 2014
What is Anti-Malware?
Viewed 6488 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
Infographic: Multi-Factor Authentication for Secure Document Viewing
Viewed 4496 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
InCommon Federation Participant Operational Practices (POP)
Viewed 6576 times since Fri, Feb 26, 2016

Need Help?