In accordance with current computer security best practices, we have established the following requirements for student, staff, and faculty passwords:
In addition, we also check passwords against lists of passwords that are commonly used along with lists of passwords known to be circulated among hackers in attempts to break into accounts. Using these passwords increase the risk that someone could guess your account login and act as you.
Walters State may deny the use of a password if the risk of that password is determined to be too high.
In addition, we will warn against the use of passwords if we feel they pose an increased risk, but not enough risk to deny the password completely. Understand that using one of these passwords increases the risk of the password being guessed and we recommend you use a different password.