As more of our lives is conducted online, the threat of being compromised or falling victim to a cyber attack increases. Identity theft and online fraud incidents often begin with a simple password being accessed, so it’s important to understand the dangers and what you can do to improve your password security.

Your RMIT password unlocks a wide range of systems and applications that provide access to research data, intellectual property and confidential information. 

A strong password is one of the most important precautions you can take in protecting you and your information. Weak passwords are easily cracked by dictionary and brute force attacks, which can leave you vulnerable to hackers and the damage they can cause. Access to this kind of information puts universities at increased risk of a malicious attack. It also leaves you at risk of attackers using your identity to access bank accounts and set up credit cards. Keeping your password secure and well managed is the first line of defence in preventing this.