An Easy Recipe for a Secure Password
1. Take two common words; e.g., 'hours' and 'tree.'
2. Add a number, and use as your password; e.g., '9hourstree,' 'hours9tree,' or 'treehours9.'
NOTE that you can't use words that form a natural compound, such as 'yard' and 'arm.'
In addition to being between eight and 32 characters, a valid password for Amherst employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) must obey the following rules: