Secure Password Construction

Secure Password Specifications:
Passwords must meet the following minimum:

1. Passwords cannot contain 'password', 'pass', 'test' or other common names, or contain mailbox name, post office name, domain name, etc.

2. Must include a mixture of Upper and Lower case letters.
3. Must include at least 1 number.
4. Must include at least 1 symbol.
5. Must be at least 7 characters long.

These specifications apply to all new passwords or changes passwords effective 22 August 2011.
These specifications will be enforced from 1 September 2011.

These changes are applied to ensure security of the mail and resist hacking attempts.

Examples:
InSecure Password Construction.

Creating a Secure Password is easy if you follow the rules below.

Creating passwords with names, numbers or virtually any other "secret" way is anything but secure.

JohnDoe123
JohnDoe@123

These are good examples of BAD passwords.
Change the language and they are just as easy to guess.

JohnDoeMotHaiBa
JohnDoe@MotHaiBa

JohnDoeYatYeeSam
JohnDoe@YatYeeSam

JohnDoeEinsSweiDrei
JohnDoe@EinsSweiDrei

And the list is easily guessed.

Secure Password Construction.

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Using TWO Sentences that you can easily remember and then following the rules will create a VERY SECURE password which you do not need to write down somewhere to remember. Of course you do need to remember your sentences!