Is my password somehow under threat? I have carefully selected a password that is pertinent to my online presence and hate to change it.

Asked by Marden Pond on Tue 2/20/24 10:42 AM
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Jacob Hamm Tue 2/20/24 11:28 AM

Hello Marden,

Thank you for reaching out to us. We have a published Help Guide for the public regarding this question. Please see this link.

Specifically this section from the article:

Why should I change my password frequently?

The ideal frequency for password-changing is every six months. When someone has your BYU-Idaho password, they have access to all your BYU-Idaho-associated records, including registration details, graduation progress, grades, email, and financial information. Some of this information can be destructive if it falls into the wrong hands.  

A quick and easy way to prevent information theft is to change your password frequently. This keeps potential thieves and criminals guessing, which keeps your information safe. However, while it’s smart to change your passwords frequently, do not change them too often. Changing passwords too frequently can result in weaker passwords that are easier for criminals to guess, which negates the security benefits offered by frequent password changes.  

We can also assist you in resetting your password if you are in need of further assistance.

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