Use Strong Passwords

Posted October 21, 2020 by Academic and Institutional Technology
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Use Strong Passwords

At this point in your life, you most likely have dozens of passwords for different sites and applications.  Between your email, your social media, your bank account, your library, Amazon, and so on and so forth, there’s a good chance that you have a lot of passwords to remember.

It’s important to choose unique passwords for each site and to make sure that you use strong passwords.  One suggestion you may have heard of is to use a phrase for your password.  For example, you could take the first line of your favorite hymn, like “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” and use just the first letters of each word in the opening line.  “Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of Love!” JjwaTGogLol!  Include the exclamation point so you have a special character.  Stick a number in there to fulfill the requirements (perhaps, the year of the Roswell crash) and you’re good to go.  JjwaTGogLol!1947

You can read more about Wheaton College’s password policy here. 

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