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