It's Cyber Security Month at BU and we're sharing our top tips about how you can keep yourself, your personal information and your devices safe and secure.
This week we’re focusing on passwords:
Resetting your password
Regularly changing your BU password is one of the best ways to keep your private information safe.
Take the pain out of resetting your password by using the Password Reset Tool. There are two simple steps to using this. Firstly, register at https://pwdreg.bournemouth.ac.uk and then reset your password via https://pwdreset.bournemouth.ac.uk.
Choosing a secure password
Longer passwords are stronger passwords. Use three unrelated but easy to remember words plus numbers and special characters. E.g. "ParisLego3Gold£" instead of "Winter2018"
Remember not to use the same password for every account. If your BU password is easy to guess then follow the simple steps above to change it.
Lockout issues/updating passwords on personal devices
If your account keeps locking out, take a look at this troubleshooting guide. This guide also explains how to update passwords on personal devices, or on BU laptops/desktops.
Keep your passwords safe
- change passwords regularly
- store safely
- share your password,
- send it in an email,
- write it on a post-it
- store on unprotected storage
- enter on an unsecured website
If your BU password isn’t protected, register at https://pwdreg.bournemouth.ac.uk before resetting your password via https://pwdreset.bournemouth.ac.uk, and then store your password on a protected environment.
Managing your passwords
Remembering more than 10 passwords is hard, so why not try using a password manager such as Dashlane, LastPass or KeePass.