Password Creation:

Below above fields there will be following checks:

  • Minimum password length (Password Min Length Should be 8 characters Characters)
  • Password will be Alphanumeric (a-z | 0-9)
  • Password must contain one Capital Letter (A-Z)
  • Password must contain one special characters

Poor, weak passwords have the following characteristics: 

• The password contains less than Password Min Length Should be 8 characters characters 

• The password is a word found in a dictionary (English or foreign) 

• The password is a common usage word such as: 

  • Names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, etc. 
  • Computer terms and names, commands, sites, companies, hardware, software. 
  • Birthdays and other personal information such as addresses and phone numbers. 
  • Word or number patterns like aaabbb, QWERTY, zyxwvuts, 123321 etc.
  • Any of the above preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret)

Strong passwords have the following characteristics: 

• Contain both upper and lower case characters (e.g., a-z, A-Z) 

• Have digits and punctuation characters as well as letters e.g., 0-9, !@#$%^&*()_+|~- =\`{}[]:";'<>?,./) 

• Are at least Password Min Length Should be 8 characters alphanumeric characters long. 

• Are not a word in any language, slang, dialect, jargon, etc. 

• Are not based on personal information, names of family, etc. 

• Passwords should never be written down or stored on-line. 

Here is a list of "dont's": 

• Don't reveal a password over the phone to ANYONE 

• Don't reveal a password in an email message 

• Don't talk about a password in front of others 

• Don't hint at the format of a password (e.g., "my family name") 

• Don't reveal a password on questionnaires or security forms 

• Don't share a password with family members 

• Don't reveal a password to co-workers while on vacation if someone demands a password, refer them to this document.