In order to protect your passwords:
- Do not write passwords down or store them online without encryption.
- Create passwords that can be easily remembered. One way to do this is create a password based on a song title, affirmation, or other phrase. For example, the phrase might be: “This May Be One Way To Remember” and the password could be: “TmB1w2R!” or “Tmb1W>r~” or some other variation.
- Do not use passwords from non-University accounts.
- Where possible, do not use the same password for each Law School/University account.
- Do not share University passwords with anyone, including friends, administrative assistants, secretaries, supervisors, family members, co-workers while on vacation, unless part of cross training planning and emergency policy.
- Do not reveal a password over the phone or in an email to anyone.
- Do not talk about a password in front of others or hint at the format of a password.
- Do not reveal a password on questionnaires or security forms.
- If someone demands a password, refer them to your department head.
- Avoid storing passwords within applications or using the “Remember Password” feature, unless the application properly secures the password through commonly-accepted methods such as encryption.
If you have any questions regarding password security, please contact a member of Academic Computing.