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Has the task of creating a new password every 180 days gotten challenging? Are you running out of ideas for secure passwords to protect your university identity? There is a way to create hard-to-crack passwords, and it’s easier than you might think.

The April edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, explains the benefits of using passphrases in place of passwords. Think of a passphrase like a short sentence—easy for you to remember, but hard for hackers to guess. Throw in some misspelled words, spaces, underscores or symbols and you have one tough password!

If you are using passphrases with your Ohio State name.#, be sure your new creation meets the university’s password policy requirements.


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