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.