Password Security Improvements

This article will assist you in choosing a strong password to protect your TM3 Site.

The use of a strong, unique password is one of the most important things you can do to protect your data.

While we don't want to make our TM3/TM2 users frustrated when creating passwords we do want to do everything we can to keep your site and your data safe.

The use of strong, unique passwords is one of the most important things you can do to keep attackers from gaining access to your system. This goes for any Website, not just TM3/TM2

In our most recent update passwords that are acceptable for TM3/TM2 logins are rated from Good to Great. 


How to pick a Good to Great Password?

To create a password that meets our strength requirements it’s recommended to use a mix of three or more random/ common words:

Examples - These are examples - Do Not Use!

Good Password (bacontvscreen)

Great Password (fruit-city-person-pet)

We would recommend an effective approach to have a great password would be to pick a series of random words

While this type of password pattern might deviate from common password patterns it is much more difficult for computers to crack, whilst remaining easily memorable.

If the password you have picked falls below the Good password strength level, feel free to add some special characters or numbers to increase the strength. 


Password Meter

The password meter may seem random but the algorithm used is, in fact, recognising and rejecting common password patterns such as dates, phrase (eg “password”)” and keyboard patterns such as (9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0).

Most commonly used Passwords

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Password

1

123456

2

password

3

12345678

4

qwerty

5

12345