A Word About Passwords

These days just about every website requires a password.  You need a password to log into your email, to view your calendar, to pay your bills, to view your child’s report card, and even to see your dog play on the web-cam at doggie daycare.  Unfortunately, because passwords are so commonplace, some of us have become a little lazy with how we handle them.

Here at the MAAC office we take passwords very seriously, but we also love jokes, so I’m going to use this illustration to share a few important tips about passwords:

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Image credit: Ray Stevens with Retail and Technology Solutions

-Changing your MAACLink password is important. Luckily for you, MAACLink will automatically prompt you to change your password every 90 days.  If you want to change it more frequently, we offer you options for that as well.

-We don’t recommend writing your MAACLink password down where everyone can see it.  In fact, I recommend not writing your password down at all.  The worst case scenario would be that you forget your password in which case you can call the MAAC office and we can reset it for you.

-We also don’t recommend sharing your MAACLink password with anyone, ever.  If someone needs to access MAACLink and can’t get in, have them call the MAAC office and we will be happy to point them in the right direction.

My hope is that the next time you’re tempted to write your password on a post-it and stick it to your monitor you will remember this comic and shred that sucker.