Password Hints and Tips

Setting strong passwords are essential for protecting your online accounts and information. We're sharing some hints and tips that'll help you lock down your accounts with ease and maximum security.

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Top Tips

  • Use 8 characters or more

  • Use a mix of numbers, letters and special characters

  • Use a different password for every account

  • Do not use your pet or children’s names

  • Never share your passwords

  • Always change your password if you think you may have been hacked

Need Inspiration? 

You can use something personal to you that you don’t forget, like a favourite film or band:



Or pick 3 words for what you can see in your room:



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How good are your passwords? 

You can check if you've been hacked or if you're information is at risk here:

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Workplace Digital Skills – equipping the workforce of SME’s in Devon & Somerset with essential digital skills necessary for success.

Digital Leadership for SME’s - Preparing managers & leaders with the skills to plan and drive digital transformation across their organisation. Open to SME’s in Devon & Somerset.

Prosper Business Support – Free business support for pre-start and trading businesses in Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter, aiming to assist businesses in enhancing productivity, achieving net zero goals, entering new markets and developing new products.

Pathway to Net Zero - Free support for Plymouth-based businesses to adopt more environmentally conscious processes and move towards becoming net zero.

Future Farming Resilience – Fully funded digital and technology support for farmers and land managers within the South West region. Improving digital skills to enable them to have the confidence and ability to navigate the Agricultural Transition.

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