Password Security

How can I keep my password secure?

The first step in keeping your password secure is to create a good one. For details, see the Knowledge Base document Passwords and passphrases. After you've created a strong password, continue with the suggestions below to keep it safe:
  • Never share your password with anyone: It is against university policy to do so. This includes family, friends, significant others, computer support people, and bosses. If you need someone to read your email, you can have that person do so without using your password by using the delegates feature in Outlook.
  • Never save your password if prompted by your browser or any other programs: You can turn this option off in Internet Explorer 5 and 6
  • Change your password at least every six months: For instructions to change or reset your Baylor University BearID password, see the myBearID Portal page
  • Never send your password in email, even if the request looks official: Not only is it against university policy (see the first suggestion in this list), but such requests are most likely phishing attempts.
Some information supplied courtesy of the Indiana University UITS Knowledge Base.