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Digital Privacy Checkup: Strong Passwords

UP Password Requirements

Remember to use University of Portland password requirements for your UP network passwords, building on the advice on this page. You will encounter different requirements on different systems, but the principle of random password generation will always apply.

Password Strength

XKCD comic about incorrect vs. correct password advice.

This work is licensed by https://xkcd.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Test Your Password

How To Create a Strong Password

What about using “Sign in with Facebook” or “Sign in with Google” shortcut buttons? These buttons allow those companies to track you. Instead, register for each site you visit with an email address and a strong password. Learn more.

Watch a video about creating strong passwords:

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