Passwords serve as the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your OffSec Learning platform account. A strong password significantly reduces the risk of breaches, protecting your personal data, progress, and the integrity of your online learning experience.
To set up a strong password for your OffSec Learning platform account, follow these key principles:
- Length Matters
Opt for a password that is at least 12 characters long. Longer passwords are generally more secure.
- Complexity is Crucial
Utilize a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid easily guessable patterns like "123456" or "password."
- Avoid Personal Information
Refrain from using easily accessible personal information, such as your name, birthdate, or common words, in your password.
- Unpredictable Phrases
Create unique, unpredictable phrases or sentences that are memorable to you but difficult for others to guess.
- No Password Sharing
Never share your password with anyone, and avoid using the same password across multiple accounts.
- Regular Updates
Periodically change your password to enhance security. The OffSec Learning platform offers password management options in the Security tab under the main menu.
- No Compromised Credentials
Stay informed on data leaks that may be associated with your credentials. Avoid using any passwords that are in common password-cracking wordlists. If you use a password manager-related service, rotate any credentials flagged as part of a data leak, reused, or weak.
To change your password on the OffSec Learning platform, please follow the steps outlined here.