Password Standards

Secure passwords should:

  • be unique among different accounts and different websites 
  • contain both upper and lower case characters (e.g., a-z, A-Z), 
  • contain digits and punctuation characters (e.g., 0-9,!@#$%^&*), 
  • be at least eight alphanumeric characters long, and 
  • not be a common usage word such as:
    • a word found in a dictionary 
    • slang, dialect, jargon, etc., 
    • names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, etc., 
    • computer terms and names, commands, sites, companies, hardware, software, etc., 
    • “VLS”, “Villanova”, “Nova”, or any derivation thereof, 
    • personal information such as birthdays, addresses, pet names, phone numbers, etc., 
    • word or number patterns like aaabbb, qwerty, zyxwvuts, 123321, etc., 
    • any of the above spelled backwards, or 
    • any of the above preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret).

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.

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

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