Passwords: Adding Numbers to the End Doesn’t Improve Security

Published: February 4th, 2016

Category: Updates

If corporations and governments are being hacked, we aren’t any safer at UF. In order to protect personal information as well as UF data and networks, strong passwords are a necessity. According to cyber security experts, passwords with randomly added numbers and letters are not enough to protect from data breaches. Instead of adding “QWERTY” or “12345” to make a password more complex, try taking the first letter from each word in your favorite quote or song, or even using a memorable passphrase. Visit UF’s Password Complexity Standard for a list of minimum password requirements.

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