Be Safe: Secure Passwords

Your digital identity and computer security are only as safe as your passwords. Make sure you have strong, safe passwords for your Penn State Access Account, your computer, and systems that store your important data and confidential information. A common method by which intruders break into computer systems is through administrator accounts that have no passwords. Similarly, malicious individuals often enter systems by cracking a poor user password, logging in, and exploiting your information and computer access. Therefore, selecting a good password initially and changing it periodically are important ways to avoid having your computer or account compromised.

Learn how to choose secure passwords:

Important: Your Penn State Access Account password is the key to many electronic services within the Penn State community. Guard your password just as you guard your bank card PIN. Don't write it down or make it easy for someone to crack. Never share your password with others.

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