We have to change passwords every 60 days or we’re locked out of the system. When we do, they have to conform to the following rules:
* Are case sensitive! (i.e. You must take care typing upper and lower case) * Cannot consist entirely of numbers, though may include them * Must be at least 8 characters in length * Must have upper and lower case characters, or have at least 1 number * Cannot have a single character repeated more than 3 times * Cannot be an exact match of your username, forwards or backwards * Cannot be an anagram of your username or real name
While I’m sure this is very secure what it means is that if I try memorizing my password I invariably forget it since I’ve had to change it 9 times since I’ve started my course so I have to keep it written down in my wallet or pick something as simple as possible.
My girlfriend’s uni doesn’t require the password change at all. I think that’s more secure since she can give herself a complicated password and memorise it.
Or am I wrong?