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.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
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
Allow sites to run Flash
Viewed 591 times since Tue, Oct 10, 2017
College Data and Storage System Quick Reference
Viewed 2065 times since Wed, Jan 6, 2016
Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) - Getting Started
Viewed 2091 times since Fri, Mar 6, 2015
MC3 Two-Factor Authentication Duo Security
Viewed 3643 times since Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Identity Finder - Scanning Removable Media
Viewed 2669 times since Fri, Mar 6, 2015
Viewed 2645 times since Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Setting up iPhone/iPad for Auto Screen Lock
Viewed 2235 times since Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Protecting Sensitive Data
Viewed 3426 times since Mon, Mar 2, 2015
How to Change or Update your Password - Complete Guide
Viewed 12940 times since Tue, May 24, 2016

Need Help?