Archived Poll June 2015

myCalSTRS Password Security

Is your myCalSTRS password secure?

Selection Votes Percentage
Yes 24 57%
No 2 5%
I don’t know 16 38%
Total number of votes: 42 100%

All passwords, including your myCalSTRS password, are subject to potential hackers. Here are some tips to creating and managing your passwords:

  • The longer the password, the harder it is to crack.
  • Avoid names, places, and dictionary words.
  • Use variations on capitalization, spelling, numbers and punctuation.
  • Do not share or write your passwords on sticky notes.
  • Keep your passwords in a protected place.
  • Change your passwords on a regular basis.
  • Make sure your computer is secure.
  • Consider a passcode for your smartphone too.

Some examples of a strong password include:

  • Choc0lateisGre4t!
  • st0pAtTh3Light
  • Gr33n_Living

To update your password, log into myCalSTRS and select Change My Password under the Settings dropdown menu.

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Answer%
Yes57.1%
No4.8%
I don't know38.1%

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