The Math Worksheet Site Password Policy

The Math Worksheet Site does what it can to protect your password. Methods such as password hashing (one-way encryption), key stretching and salting are used in the encryption process to make brute force attacks as difficult as possible.

The Math Worksheet Site does not enforce a password policy. However, there are some guidelines you can use to make your password more secure.

Avoid using words that can be found in the dictionary, or any foreign dictionary.

Avoid simple variations of words that can be found in the dictionary. "p@$$w0rd" is no more secure than "password."

Avoid using information that can be easily determined about you, such as a spouse's name, children's names, city where you live, phone number, etc.

Avoid easily recognized patterns such as qwerty, 12345, 31416, ababab, etc.

Try to use passwords that are at least 16 characters long. This is the single most important thing you can do to create a secure password.

Do not use the same password that you use on sites that require a higher level of security, such as on-line banking. The primary reason someone might want to hack your password is to try to use it on other sites.

Try to avoid passwords that are made up of just lower case letters. However, simply tacking a few numbers onto the end of an otherwise insecure password does little to improve it strength. "password123" is no more secure than "password."