Protect your password:
Don't write down your password,
memorize it. In particular, don't write
it down and leave it anywhere, and don't
place it in an unencrypted file! Use unrelated
passwords for systems controlled by different
organizations. Don't give or share your
password, in particular to someone claiming
to be from computer support or a vendor
unless you are sure they are who they
say they are. Don't let anyone watch you
enter your password. Don't enter your
password on a computer you don't trust.
Use the password for a limited time and
change it periodically.
Our system will try to prevent
you from choosing a really bad password,
but it isn't foolproof; create your password
wisely. Don't use something you'd find
in a dictionary (in any language or jargon).
Don't use a name (including that of a
spouse, parent, child, pet, fantasy character,
famous person, or location) or any variation
of your personal or account name. Don't
use accessible information about you or
your environment, such as your phone number,
license plate or social security number.
Don't use a birthday or a simple pattern,
such as backwards, followed by a digit,
or proceeded by a digit. Instead, use
a mixture of upper and lower case letters,
as well as digits or punctuation. When
choosing a new password, make sure it's
unrelated to any previous password. Use
long passwords (say 8 characters long).
You might use a word pair with punctuation
inserted, a pass phrase (an understandable
sequence of words), or the first letter
of each word in a pass phrase.