You’ve read the horror stories – major companies get hacked and private customer information gets thrown onto the information superhighway that is the internet. We don’t want that to happen to you here.

A strong password should be your first and best line of defense. Hackers have a lot of gate-crashing tools and we’re determined to keep them out of Arlington Entrepreneurs! To that end, here are links to some good password generator web sites. Use them to change your current password if you get locked out of the network. If you’re registering for the first time, use one of these generators to create a good, strong password for your account.

Secure Password Generator

Strong Password Generator

LastPass (requires download)

With thanks to the Strong Password Generator, a “strong” password:

…has at least 15 characters
…has uppercase letters
…has lowercase letters
…has numbers
…is not like your previous passwords
…is not your name
…is not your login
…is not your friend’s name
…is not your family member’s name
…is not a dictionary word
…is not a common name
…is not a keyboard pattern, such as qwerty, asdfghjkl, or 12345678
…has symbols, such as ` ! " ? $ ? % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { [ } ] : ; @ ' ~ # | \ < , > . ? /