Basic regulation which summarize common principle of IT Security on the Comenius University as well as user’s obligation is Security policy, which was released as CU internal prescription number 12/2009. Guidelines of IT security are summarized in security guideline (CU internal prescription number 2/2011).
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*This information was originally published on Comenius University website.
- The basic principle is: Never give your password to anyone!
- Do not use the same password to access all of your services and accounts. In the event that your password to a certain service is broken, data from various services may be misused. Therefore, it is important to have a different password to access your services (different password for internet banking, email, social networks, etc.)
- Use complicated but easy-to-remember passwords. Basically, the longer the password is, the harder the attacker will break it. You can use the full sentence to create a password. For example:
It is also recommended that you replace some letters with numbers or other characters in your password, for example:
Note that in this sentence we replaced the letter "o" with number "0", the letter "a" for the character "@" or the letter "e" with the number "3". We also added the hyphen, "-", and the password also contains upper and lower case letters.
From a simple sentence you can create a strong, memorable and very effective password. Your password should ideally contain a combination of letters and digits, case-insensitive or special characters such as "-", "@", "/", "!" and so on.
- And do not forget! Never give your password to anyone! No service provider has a reason to ask you for your password to any service.