Passwords

  • Use a Secure Password
    • If someone cracks your password they can obtain your personal information which can lead to Identity Theft.
  • What is a Secure Password
    • A word or phrase that should be impossible for others to guess, should not be based on personal information (DOB, DL#, SSN, Address, dogs name, etc.), and should not be shared.
    • It should be easily remembered by you.  Think of a book or movie line that is easily remembered and take the first letter of each word as you passphrase.  Once you have the letters then you can make some of them lower or upper case, switch out a number for a letter (1 can be used in place of i) and use special characters.  Again, you can swap out a special character for a letter (i.e. 3 instead of e)
    • Use at minimum 8 characters and more is better and make sure it is something you can remember.
  • Do not share passwords
    • No matter who it is
    • SHSU personnel will not ask for your password, on the phone or in email never click on any link in an email to confirm your password or personal information.
  •  Password protect mobile devices