What is a Complex Password ?

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A complex password is a password that can not be easily guessed or generated automatically.

Our website passwords require:
  • At least 8 characters
  • At least one lower case letter (abcdefg etc)
  • At least one upper case letter (ABCDEFG etc)
  • At least one number or symbol
  • No more than 2 successive identical characters
  • At least 4 different letters
  • No easily guessed words

The available symbol characters to use are:

! # $ % & ( ) * + - , : ; < = > ? @

Some examples of secure passwords are:
  • Li5terine
  • Dreamwe@ver
  • 1nF0rm@tion
  • pEEkab00
  • Succubu$
  • Felhunt3r
  • Warl0ckFTW!

The passwords listed below are NOT secure:

  • House2 (shorter than 8 characters)
  • maintenance223 (does not contain an upper and lower case character)
  • Beneficial (does not contain a number or symbol)
  • Hefffalump2 (contains three successive characters)
  • Abacab83 (does not contain at least 4 different letters)

Please avoid the use of easily guessed passwords such as "Password1"

Last Updated: Wednesday, 8th April 2009

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