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#CyberAware Passphrases

Posted 10/09/2018
Submitted by Gregory Freidline
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements


Today we are distributing a newsletter about passphrases. Passphrases are a type of highly secure password that is also easy to remember and type.

One approach to using a passphrase would be to follow these three steps:

  • Start with a sentence or list of words. Like “one ring to rule them all” or “flower petal tree leaf”. Leave the spaces, most current password systems allow a space, that can count as a special character.
  • Add in capital letter(s) “one Ring to rule them all” or “Flower Petal Tree Leaf”
  • Finally mix in numbers “1 Ring to rule them all” or “Fl0wer Petal Tree Leaf”

These both have uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. The first passphrase here is 23 characters long the second 22 characters. Making both of these very strong passwords while remaining easy to remember and type.

For more information on using passphrases and other tips about online security, please download the attached newsletter below. Remember, you are free and in fact encouraged to share these materials with others, including your family, friends and neighbors.




OUCH Newsletter Passphrases
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