Keep passwords long and strong — and don't repeat them



UAB's two-factor authentication requirement helps you protect your BlazerID password — but we've got tips for further protecting your UAB password and all of your other accounts.


  • Use a password manager like Keeper, which is free for campus staff, faculty and students.
  • Never re-use passwords for different accounts.
  • Never share your passwords with anyone — or write them on a sticky note taped to your computer.
  • Make them long and strong, with a combination of letters, symbols and numbers. Use the tips in the video above to help create a passphrase you can remember.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we’re sharing tips and tricks to keep you and your data safe.

Because information security is a team sport, and when you protect yourself, you protect all of us.

Last modified on October 09, 2019