A strong password contains:

  • at least 16 characters
  • a mix of letters, numbers and special characters
  • mIxED caSE


Changing your password occasionally is a good practice and is something that is enforced in many environments. Computer Science linux accounts conform to CIS's password policy:

Two ways to change password:

  • enter passwd on the linux cmd line
  • double click “Change Password” on the Desktop (padlock)