• Change your passwords regularly: Montana University System and Montana State University policies require that passwords for University systems be changed every 180 days.
  • Avoid weak passwords: Choosing a complex but easy to remember password doesn't have to be difficult.  Consider using a passphrase.
  • Don't write it down: Writing passwords down makes them easy to steal. However, there are other safe ways to keep track of your passwords. It is advisable to use a password management tool.  There are several good password managers, including RoboForm which is free for academic use.