Setting Secure Passwords

Password security continues to increase in importance with identity theft on the rise and computer technology changing so rapidly. When setting passwords, consider using one of each of the four character types in order to increase your security: capital letter, lower case letter, number and symbol. Using a variety of these types as well as using a longer string of them, helps to increase the security of your password. Avoid using words or names and numbers that are easy to guess or somehow associated with you, such as your zip code. Instead, try using acronyms that are personal to you, but that someone else would not easily guess. For example, the password BiMfs678$ could represent "Belk is Mary's favorite store 678$". Also, remember to change passwords periodically. The beginning of the month, or beginning of the quarter is a good time to remember to change them.