Choosing a good password

Contributed by Lee W. Abner, Director of Technology Services

Choose a good password

We are all more reliant on online services than ever before and for each of these online sites, we have to have a password to keep our information and transactions secure. Here are some tips on creating good passwords and how to manage them.

Use of a strong password makes the need to change that password as often less necessary. The reasoning behind changing passwords often is that people choose a poor password that can be guessed and compromised easily. Use a strong password and you won’t have to change it as often.

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