5. Create secure passwords

Creating a secure password and practising good password management are the most important things that you can do to secure your accounts.

question Do you know what makes a secure password?

Tips to secure your online accounts

  • Don’t just use one password – use a different password for every account
  • Use a passphrase – instead of a singular word, try a sequence of words for instance, DogsandCatsareawesome. Note: Do not use this as your password!
  • Include numbers, capital letters and symbols
  • The longer the password, the better
  • Don’t write passwords down
  • Turn on two-factor authentication.

Charles Sturt University password management

You can change your password via the Division of Information Technology (DIT) website. You will be asked to provide your current password when you do this.

If you have forgotten your password, you can use the activate my login page on the DIT website. To do this you will be asked to provide your first and last name, and your date of birth.

Charles Sturt University students can contact Student Central if you need password help.


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