Password Management Tips

Good password management is your best protection against personal information theft. Hackers often use programs to crack your password but by keeping it confidential and following these basic rules you can make it difficult for them.

  • Make your password strong by using a longer one if possible. Use a variety of capitalization, numbers or special characters if allowed.
  • Make your passwords hard to guess. Don't use personal or accessible information as your password.
  • Do Not Share. Never give out your password for any reason.
  • Don't use the same password for applications or devices.

Informational Links

► Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Your Privacy Rights
► Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Online Privacy
► Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Social Networking
► US-Cert (US Computer Emergency Readiness Team): Staying Safe on Social Network Sites

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