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Employees encouraged to use phrases for cybersecurity

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This year, resolve to use passphrases, not passwords.

Passwords are so 2018.

The CyberSafe at USPS team is recommending employees kick start 2019 by using online passphrases, which are more secure than passwords.

A passphrase is a memorable set of words that serve as your password, making it more difficult for cyberintruders to access your account. Passphrases are difficult for hackers to guess especially when special characters are incorporated into them.

For example, you can use special characters to turn the phrase “read Link every day” into: R3@dL!nk3v3ryD@y!

When substituting passphrases for passwords, following these guidelines:

  • Use the maximum number of characters allowed.
  • Avoid reusing passphrases across different accounts.
  • Never share passphrases or other login credentials with others.

The CyberSafe at USPS Blue and LiteBlue pages and have additional tips and information.

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