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Passwords and Security FAQ

Central Oregon Internet

v1.0, March 31, 1998

Frequently asked questions about passwords and the security of your account.

1. Why is password security important?

2. How on earth could my password be cracked?

3. I'm trying to pick a new password, but it's getting rejected. How should I go about choosing a good one?

4. How often should I change my password?

5. I don't care if I have an easy password. It's my account and only a few people may be able to guess it.

6. What if I lose or forget my password?

7. Anything on the web that deals with security and good passwords?

8. What does Coinet do to keep things secure?

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