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Password Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some quick guidelines to help you create a strong password to help keep your account secure!


  • Use at least 10 characters. The longer, the better!
  • Use a combination of uppercase and lower characters, numbers, and symbols
  • Change your password regularly (once every 6 months is ideal)
  • Use a password manager (recommended)


  • Share your password with anyone! That includes Stoor staff (we would never ask for your password)
  • Store your password on your computer in a word document or a paper sticky note. If you need to save passwords, use a password manager.
  • Use less than 10 characters.
  • Use your personal information to create a password, including birthdays, addresses, pin numbers, spouse’s name, nicknames, etc
  • Use your username or a variation of your username.
  • Use common words like “password”, “football”, “welcome”. Fraudsters often run through the list of top common passwords to try to gain access to accounts.
  • Use letter or number patterns like “abcdef”, “qwerty”, or “123456”.
  • Use your Stoor password for any other site. Each password you use should be unique to the site you’re using.
  • Re-use an old password. Create a brand new, unique password. Adding a “1” to the end of your old password is not sufficiently unique!
  • Use dictionary words. Password cracking software often run through the dictionary when attempting to break into an account.