There are numerous practical ways that users can contribute to their own security as well as the security of UFV's information network.
While these practices may seem obvious, they are often disregarded or ignored, exposing the user to unexpected and unwanted consequences.
The strongest passwords are seemingly random to anyone but you. They are 10 characters in length or greater, and contain a combination of upper and lowercase, symbols, and numbers. Cxrt4!yud99&eGX3 is an example of a great password because it is extremely difficult to guess, but it is also very difficult for you to remember!
Put something silly in the world Pssw
That ain't been there before!" T@8t8!
For this example, the process involved simply taking the initial letter of each word in the poem to form the password. We substituted A for @, B for 8, kept the mixed case, and have two special characters (, and !).
Because people tend to have multiple accounts, either locally on their computer or online, the temptation is to use the same password for every account (particularly if they have a favorite password that is easy to remember).
This is a dangerous practice; should the password fall into the hands of another person, they now have access to all of the accounts "protected" by that password. The best practice is to have a unique strong password for each account.