Secure Password – Useful password tips

To create a secure and strong password you are advised to follow these rules:

-          The password cannot be identical to the name of the email account

-          The password cannot be identical to the domain name

-          The password cannot contain only the name of the email account and the domain name

-          The password cannot contain only the name of the email account and part of the domain name and cannot have 1 single character (letter, number, symbol) nor a sequence of numbers (ascending or descending) placed at the beginning nor the end.

Here are a few examples of incorrect passwords for the account account@domain.ext 
1password, password2, account123, accountabc, accdom123 etc...

-          The password cannot contain only one repeated character
-          The password cannot contain only a sequence of numbers or alphabetic characters (e.g. abcdef or 123456)

 

 

A strong password :

-          Does not contain words which can be found in a dictionary.

-          Contains a mixture of non sequential uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation marks.