Contain eight to twelve of the following alphanumeric character classes in random order: one Lower case character one Upper case character three Numeric characters.
The password contains less than eight characters
The password is a word found in a dictionary (English or foreign)
The password is a common usage word such as:
Names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, etc. o Computer terms and names, commands, sites, companies, hardware, software.
The word "",””,” or any derivation.
Birthdays and other personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.
Word or number patterns like aaabbb, qwerty, zyxwvuts, 123321, etc.
Any of the above spelled backwards.
Any of the above preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret) Try to create passwords that can be easily remembered. One way to do this is create a password based on a song title, affirmation, or other phrase. For example, the phrase might be: "This May Be One Way To Remember" and the password could be: "TmB1w2R!" or "Tmb1W>r~" or some other variation. (NOTE: Do not use either of these examples as passwords!)
Always use different passwords for Mornington Communications accounts from other non-Mornington Communications access (e.g., Facebook, benefits, etc.).
Do not share Mornington Communications passwords with anyone, including administrative assistants or secretaries. All passwords are to be treated as sensitive, confidential Mornington Communications information.
Passwords should never be written down or stored on-line without encryption.
Do not reveal a password in email, chat, or other electronic communication. Do not speak about a password in front of others.
Do not hint at the format of a password (e.g., "my family name")
Do not reveal a password on questionnaires or security forms
If someone demands a password, refer them to this document and direct them to the Information Security Department.
Always decline the use of the "Remember Password" feature of applications (e.g., Windows, Outlook, Netscape Messenger).
If an account or password compromise is suspected, report the incident to the Information Security Department.
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