This changes the
passwords for your account, please make sure you close all existing
windows that you have open for the Control panel.
Please do not make
your password too simple, and always write in down in a safe
Don't write down your password - memorize it. In
particular, don't write it down and leave it anywhere, and don't
place it in an unencrypted file! Use unrelated passwords for
systems controlled by different organizations. Don't give or share
your password, in particular to someone claiming to be from
computer support or a vendor unless you are sure that are who they
say they are. Don't let anyone watch you enter your password.
Don't enter your password to a computer you don't trust or if
things Use the password for a limited time and change it
passwd will try to prevent you from choosing a really
bad password, but it isn't foolproof; create your password wisely.
Don't use something you'd find in a dictionary (in any language or
jargon). Don't use a name (including that of a spouse, parent,
child, pet, fantasy character, famous person, and location) or any
variation of your per- sonal or account name. Don't use accessible
information about you (such as your phone number, license plate,
or social security number) or your environment. Don't use a
birthday or a simple pattern (such as backwards, followed by a
digit, or preceded by a digit. Instead, use a mixture of upper and
lower case letters, as well as digits or punctuation. When
choosing a new password, make sure it's unrelated to any previous
password. Use long passwords (say 8 characters long). You might
use a word pair with punctuation inserted, a passphrase (an
understandable sequence of words), or the first letter of each
word in a passphrase.