Overall System Status:
Your Dartmouth password must conform to certain rules in order to be accepted as a valid password. If your current password does not conform to these rules, you should change it to one that does.
Password must meet the following criteria:
The use of a special character in any place other than the last two positions creates a strong password that is difficult to crack (in excess of 30 days of computer time to crack a single password). Likewise, passwords constructed in this manner are difficult to guess (but tough to remember), especially if you select random letters and numbers. The best choice is to pick two words or abbreviations that have nothing in common and join them with one of the special characters. For example, shoe%lye (the words "shoe" and "lye" are totally unrelated, thus hard to guess, but easy for you to remember).
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Last Updated: 7/24/13