Create strong passwords

Strong passwords are important ptotections that allow you to work safely online.

An ideal password is long and contains letters, punctuation, symbols and numbers.
  • Whenever possible, use eight or more characters.
  • Do not use the same password for everything. Cyber criminals steal passwords on very poorly protected websites, then try to use the same passwords and usernames in more secure environments, such as financial websites.
  • Change your passwords often. Set an automatic reminder to your attention to change your passwords for your emails every three months or so.
  • It is better to get diverse characters in your password. However, password hacking software automatically checks for conversions from letters to symbols such as changingde « et » to « & » and « de » to « 2 ».
  • Use the entire keyboard, not just the letters and characters you use most often.
Protect your passwords from prying eyes.

The easiest way to «remember» it is allow to writte your passwords somewhere.Just be sure to keep passwords written in a safe place.

Common traps to avoid when creating a password
  • Dictionary words from any language.
  • Spell-back words, common misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Sequences or repeated characters. Examples: 12345678, 222222, abcdefg, or adjacent letters on your keyboard (azerty).
  • Personal information. Your name, birthday, driver's license number, passport number or other similar information.