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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sheriff Steele's Security Tips - Strong Passwords

Hello Pandanda Citizens,

Sheriff Steele here, with some advice on creating a strong and secure password for your Pandanda account. Did you know that the best protection for your account is a strong password that NOBODY knows? (Well, you can, and should, tell your parents, but that's it!) Telling your password to anyone - even your best friend - gives that person permission to go on your account. And while they are on your account, they can do pretty much whatever they want. Just remember, YOU are responsible for your account, no matter who goes on it!

Here is today's tip:
Make a password that is VERY hard to guess.
  • Your password should be completely different from any other password you have used.
  • A strong password is one that cannot be found in the dictionary.
  • A strong password contains at least six characters - more is better. However, the limit is 18.
  • Your password should contain a mix of numbers and capital and lower case letters.
  • Your password should be something someone who knows you can't guess.
  • Never use any part of your real name, Pandanda name, or email address in your password.
Today would be a great day to check the strength of your password. If it doesn't pass the test, go ahead and create a new one!  Just go to http://play.pandanda.com/, scroll to the bottom and click on Change My Password.

I'll have another security tip for you this week. Thanks for reading!

Keep it safe, Pandas!
Sheriff Steele