Passwords are possibly the most important way to secure your information. Make your password complex, and keep it private. Do Not Share your password. It is against the university’s Acceptable Use Policy. In selecting a password, make it something you will remember. Suggestion:
- the initial letters from an easily remembered phrase, interspersed with numbers. For example, IPA75TTF (“I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag”, with a graduation date in the middle);
- the initials of a known individual and a date associated with that person (birthday, anniversary, etc.). Begin the password with the month (numeric), then insert the initials, and end with the day or year. For example: 03TWM26;
- combine the initials of parents or a sibling with a wedding or other anniversary for example, EB920TB
Choosing password generating schemes is no more difficult and takes no more time than choosing a new password. In fact, once the scheme is nailed down, choosing new passwords from time to time is easier.
Visit password guidelines for university guidelines.
Password Protected Screensaver
Password protected screensavers engage automatically to protect your information from being changed or seen by others. The screensaver fills your computer screen with images. Only a password will allow the user to disable the screensaver.
Use a password protected screensaver, or logout whenever you leave your computer
Password protected screensaver for a PC can be set-up by
- Open Display in Control Panel.
- On the Screen Saver tab select and click a screen saver .
- Select the On resume, password protect check box. You will be asked to select a password.