2nd Golden Rule - Passwords

Use passwords and keep them safe

When you choose passwords you should make them personally memorable, difficult for others to guess, and different to any passwords you use for systems outside the University.

Protect your Password

Immediately change your password if you think that it has been revealed to anyone else or compromised.

Strong Passwords

Your password needs to be at least 8 characters long, and include upper and lowercase characters and numbers. Bear in mind that not all systems accept the same special symbols (!£$% etc).

Choose a password that is easily remembered but difficult to guess. Suggestions include:

Bad Passwords

Scammers may try to guess your password:

This is why you should never base your password on: