New password

You can change your password.

The MVP version of the AllPeople application places no restrictions on the password you can use.

However, if you’d like to know the best way to make your password difficult to guess, I’ve listed them below.

Choose long passwords

Passwords should be long and complex, with upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters (*% ! etc). They can take the form of a passphrase. Example: Once upon a time there was Snow White –> IéufBN… Longer than a password and easier to remember, it will considerably increase the robustness of access. Using a password safe is also a recommended solution.

Do not include personal information

Personal information can be easily accessible on social networks and used for malicious purposes by an attacker. It is therefore best not to include personal information such as a date of birth or a child’s first name in a password.

Use a unique password for each account

Recycling a password for several sites or applications can be very dangerous! Some sites are easy to hack and personal data could be recovered by someone with malicious intent.

It is therefore advisable to use a unique password for each account, particularly for the most sensitive accounts: email addresses and professional uses.

Change your default passwords

Many cyber attacks succeed in reaching their target by relying on a default password, which is always very simple and has not been changed. We recommend that you change your default passwords as soon as possible.

Don’t share your passwords

Passing on a password to colleagues or writing it on a post-it note creates a significant risk of it being intercepted by an attacker. We advise you never to share your passwords.

To ensure your digital security, keeping your passwords secure should be accompanied by additional measures: making regular back-ups of your content, updating your devices and software, and not clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown senders.

To sum up:

More than 8 characters. Strange signs. Numbers and letters, including capital letters. And if possible with no relation to anything obvious (number sequences, known dates, etc.).

In short, you can rack your brains, but don’t write it down on a piece of paper next to your desk…