Creating a strong password

How do I create a strong password?

There are many different techniques you can use to create long, complex passwords that make your accounts more secure. Here are some examples of how you can create strong passwords:

  • Sentences/Passphrases 
    • A line from a movie or a lyric from a song work great
    • Example: Luke,IamYourFather5#!
  • First letter of each word in a sentence
    • Pick out a sentence a sentence or two that you can easily remember and use the first letter in each word to create a strong password that looks random to everybody except you.
    • Example: "My name is Max. I attend school at Minnesota State University, Mankato." turns into  MniM.IasaMSU,M.
  • Combine random words
    • Using a combination of words that have no relation to you works great for passwords
    • Example: UniformCloudAngleScorpion%842%


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