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  • be the same as the username,
  • contain series of ascending or descending characters
  • contain strings known by hackers to be commonly used such as 'password' or 'letmein'

Passwords can:

  • use characters from this list:A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ! " £ $ % ^ & * ( ) - =_+[ ] { } ; ' # : @ ~ , . / < > ? \ |there are some characters that cannot be in a password 

For the best security, your own passwords should be difficult to guess but easy for you to remember and as lengthy as you can comfortably manage within the constraints. 

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