Password guidelines

Passwords are an essential part of our daily lives. A secure password is the first step in securing your safety online. Is your password secure?

Here are some password tips:

  • Don’t use one password for every site. It may be easier to use the same password for multiple sites, but it is best to use unique passwords for every site you visit. 
  • Change your password(s) on a regular basis. Michigan Tech IT recommends that you change your passwords as often as you can. 
  • The longer the password the better. To create a strong password, try linking words that have meaning to you and are easy to remember. 
  • Try to use a password manager. Example: LastPass 

Michigan Tech IT recommends that you create long, unique passwords for every site you visit, and that you should change them often. However, we also understand that you might worry about forgetting your passwords. That is why we also recommend that you utilize a password manager like LastPass. When using a password manager, you only need to remember one master password, which will manage and auto-fill all the others. 

If you are worried that you might forget your Michigan Tech password, remember that you can manage this password by updating your mobile number at the Michigan Tech Account Center.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email IT at it-help@mtu.edu or call 906-487-1111.

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Article ID: 53977
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