Creating, resetting, and protecting your a la mode password
This document helps you reset your password. It also contains tips on selecting a strong password, and how to keep that password safe.
Document 7009 | Last updated: 03/01/2018 RR2
Due to the ever‑increasing sophistication of cyber‑attacks, we take your password security very seriously. Your password is only available to you — not even our network administrators can view it. For this reason, if you forget your password, you're required to reset it.
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After changing your password, you must update all of the programs to reference your new password. Click here for instructions on updating the password in your a la mode products.
There you have it! A strong password that is easy to remember, but meets most length requirements, and has a mixture of non-alphabet characters to make it very difficult to guess or hack.
Keep your passwords secret — This may sound obvious, but it's the cornerstone of any password strategy. The rule of thumb is to treat your password with the same level of security that you would the information it is protecting.
Restrict physical access to passwords — Avoid writing down your passwords or storing them in a file on your computer. If you have a problem with remembering passwords, finding a trusted password management software might be a good solution. Spend a little time reviewing the reputations of these services and find one that meets your needs. Click here for more information on password management software from Wikipedia.
Never provide your password in an email — E‑mail is not a secure method of information exchange. Messages are usually not encrypted and can be intercepted in transit. If you receive an e‑mail message requesting you to supply or verify your password, it’s more than likely a fake “phishing” scheme. Remember, a la mode will never ask you for your password. Click here for more information on phishing from the Wikipedia.
Don't type passwords on public machines — Computers such as those in Internet cafés, computer labs, trade shows, airport lounges and other public access situations should be considered unsafe for purposes other than anonymous browsing.
Use long passwords — Simply put, the longer your password is, the more difficult it is to guess.
If you’re ever concerned that your password may have been compromised, contact our support department at 1‑800‑211‑4514 so we can take appropriate measures to help you secure your account. If you have additional questions about the security of your data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org — but remember: don't include your password in such an e‑mail!