ICT Security

Passwords

Using passwords in association with user accounts remains the primary means of confirming your identity on the UTAS network and it is extremely important that you protect your passwords.

Where possible use passwords that are easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess or work out. You may find using the first letter of each word of some song lyrics or saying that you like as a base for your password a good way to create a complex password that is still easy for you to remember.

  • Make your passwords at least 8 characters long.
  • Use a mix of numbers, letters and punctuation marks rather than complete words.
  • Resist the temptation to use 'password' as your password!
  • Change your passwords frequently.