Creating secure passwords

We urge all users to adopt a secure password policy of changing passwords on a regular basis and to use complex passwords instead of simple, dictionary words.

Passwords containing dictionary phrases or words, even with the addition of one or two digits as a prefix or suffix, are highly insecure and can be discovered by malicious third parties with minimal effort.

To use one real world example, hedge32 would be a highly insecure password. A secure password is one which comprises a wholly random string of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation symbols.

To ensure the security of their sites and data, users who currently use weak passwords are advised to immediately update them.

Help on how to change your password can be found in the video tutorial of our support site:


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