Conditions of Use
Over the past weeks and months, as I have been troubleshooting various difficulties, and, in the process, had to look up passwords of teachers, I have been increasingly concerned about the nature of the passwords.
Hacking into teacher blogs by 2nd graders, may not seem like such a threat. However, there may be older students who know of your blog, and could, quite easily, guess many of these passwords. At all levels, it is essential that we use what is frequently called, smart passwords.
I found the following rules for smart passwords at the Portland State University User Support Services. A smart password...
- must have at least six characters
- must not appear in any dictionary
- must contain both lowercase and uppercase alphabetic characters
- must contain a number
- should contain non-alphanumeric characters such as !, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, ), etc.
I have worked a bit on the control panel box so that you can now change your password.
Great luck to you all!
-- dave --
"User Support Services." Portland State University. 2 June 2004. Portland State University. 26 Nov 2006 <http://www.uss.pdx.edu/bin/article.php?article=752>.
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