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-===== How to Change Passwords ​=====+===== How to change your password ​=====
  
-In order to change your Lucat password, please visit the following website: **https://​passport.lu.se/​**+In order to change your [[en:lucat|Lucat]] password, please visit the following website: **https://​passport.lu.se/​**
  
-The following requirements apply to the complexity ​of the password:+Tips: 
 +  * Find out what compulsory rules you have to follow by logging in at passport.lu.se 
 +  * A long password is a good password. 
 +  * It´s OK with regular words, but the complete password has to be "​weird"​ and long!. 
 +  * It will be even better if you add some odd characters, misspellings and foreign words. 
 +  * Perhaps you should avoid Swedish letters (å,ä,ö) to make it easier behind another kind of keyboard. 
 +  * Do not use words that can be easy to find out, such as birthdays or names of spouse, partner, child, pet, address, car, boat, or similar. 
 +  * Do not use simple sequences of key presses on the keyboard. 
 +  * If you really want to learn about passwords, read this pdf! (in swedish): {{:rapport_losenord_for_alla.pdf|}}
  
-The password must contain //at least// eight characters ​(preferably ten or more charactersof three of the following character groups:+Exampel ​(not! to be used..): bokenchomps93Huliggan
  
-  ​* Lowercase ''​a''​-''​z''​ +  * Avoid typing your password ​with someone else watching ​-- ask them to look away for a moment.
-  * Uppercase ''​A''​-''​Z''​ +
-  * Numbers +
-  * These special characters: ''​!@#​$%/​( ){}[]=?​+\*,;​.:​-_|''​ +
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-In addition: +
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-  * Do not use other parts of the password that can be easy to find out, such as birthdays or names of spouse, partner, child, pet, address, car, boat, or similar. +
-  * Do not use simple sequences out of key presses on the keyboard as passwords. +
-  * Do not use words that can be found in a dictionary unchanged in your password -- if you use such a word, make sure to modify it by for example spelling it wrong intentionally,​ or by inserting one or more other characters inside it. +
-  ​* Avoid typing your password ​when someone else can watch -- in that case, please ​ask the person ​to look away for a moment.+
   * Do not let anyone else know your password.   * Do not let anyone else know your password.
   * Do not write down your password, but instead memorize it by heart.   * Do not write down your password, but instead memorize it by heart.
- +  * If you read your work e-mail in your [[cell phone]], you must also update ​it to match the new password.
-See also "​Tips"​ below for tips on creating a secure password which can still be relatively easy to remember. +
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-If you read your work e-mail in your [[cell phone]], you must also update ​the password stored there after you have changed the computer password, so that the e-mail account password on the cell phone matches the new password. +
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-===== Tips ===== +
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-==== Choosing a Password ==== +
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-It does not have to be very difficult to find a password that with some work is going to memorizable,​ but which is still relatively safe. Some hints: +
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-  - Start from a fictional nonsense sentence that you can remember but that others may find difficult to guess. Example: <​code>​Mushrooms in the forest I like to pick</​code>​ +
-  - Take the first letters of the sentence. Example: <​code>​MITFILTP</​code>​ +
-  - Vary uppercase and lowercase letters. Example: <​code>​MitFIlTp</​code>​ +
-  - Replace any of the letters to numbers that you can remember. For security, do not place them only at the beginning or at the end, but interspersed with letters. Example: <​code>​Mi8F14Tp</​code>​ +
-  - Add some non-alphabetic characters, such as commas, periods, hyphens, question marks, exclamation marks, parentheses or other characters on your keyboard. Example: <​code>​Mi8F14Tp)</​code>​ +
-  - If you followed the instructions above you now have a relatively secure password, but which is memorizable by repeating the steps above. Change ​to the new password, and remember to try logging out and in a couple of times to repeat. +
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-Another alternative way is to use passwords that consist of full, long sentences, which are often easy to remember but still difficult guessed by a computer. Please see this comic: http://xkcd.com/936/+
  
 <WRAP important>​Note! Do not use the passwords in these examples!</​WRAP>​ <WRAP important>​Note! Do not use the passwords in these examples!</​WRAP>​
  
 +==== Do Not! Change Your Password Regularly ====
  
 +Modern resarch has shown that changing passwords regularly is a bad idea. The important point is to make a strong password from start.
  
- +If you have weak password, ​or if you have reason to believe it has become known by someone else; then you should ​change it.
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-==== Change Your Password Regularly ==== +
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-Please remember to change your password periodically. A useful rule of thumb is that one should change the password at least once every six months, preferably more often. +
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-Make it habit to change your password ​at certain fixed timeseg, when you come back from vacation. Do not change ​the password just before the holidays, but replace ​it afterwards. It obviously increases the chances of remembering the password.+
  
 When you change your password, do not write it down. Instead, try to practice logging in and out several times with the new password. Often, repetition is the best way to remember. When you change your password, do not write it down. Instead, try to practice logging in and out several times with the new password. Often, repetition is the best way to remember.
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