Best Practices for Passwords

To protect your account and data, we recommend you to choose a password that matches at least two of the following criteria:

  • At least 8 characters.
  • Special characters: *, /, -, %, &, etc.
  • Uneasy to guess, neither a relative’s name or birthday, nor an obvious sequence (“qwerty”, “password”, “123456”, etc.)
  • Ideally, important passwords should be changed every month.
  • Be careful to not exhibit your passwords, for example do not leave them on a Post-it on your desk, where anyone could see them.
  • Using a passphrase, for example a quotation. They are longer, and therefore safer, and easier to remember than a sequence of numbers and letters.