This changes the main password 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 it down in a safe place.
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 they
are who they say they are. Don't let anyone watch you
enter your password. Don't enter your password on a
computer you don't trust. Use the password for a
limited time and change it periodically.
Our system 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, or location) or any variation of your personal
or account name. Don't use accessible information
about you or your environment, such as your phone
number, license plate or social security number. 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.