Tips and tools for managing strong passwords
Passwords are the most basic and common method to secure accounts. This is why hackers are always trying to steal them! They often resort to password guessing attacks to try and gain access to our accounts.
The most basic way to protect your account is to use a strong password — one that is long (at least 8 characters), complex (a mix of upper- and lowercase, numbers and symbols), unique (each account has its own password) and secret (don’t tell anyone). Our Password Standard describes the minimum requirements for creating a strong password, and we encourage everyone to exceed these requirements.
McMaster implemented an institutional wide password reset mandate over the summer to make our systems are more secure. Visit the MacID password management page to learn more about how you can better manage your McMaster accounts with tools like Self-Service Password Recovery (SSPR).
Throughout October, staff, students and faculty members can participate in GetMFA, a campus-wide campaign to share cyber security awareness and a chance to win some great prizes such as Apple AirPods, a Bose wireless speaker and more! Importantly, you also get to learn more and protect yourself along the way.
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