Username & Password FAQs
Updated on Dec 15, 2020
The ideal frequency for password-changing is every six months or so. When someone has your BYU-Idaho password, they have access to all your BYU-Idaho-associated records, including registration details, graduation progress, grades, email, and financial information. Some of this information can be destructive if it falls into the wrong hands.
A quick and easy way to prevent information theft is to change your password frequently. This keeps potential thieves and criminals guessing, which keeps your information safe. However, while it’s smart to change your passwords frequently, do not change them too often. Changing passwords too frequently can result in weaker passwords that are easier for criminals to guess, which negates the security benefits offered by frequent password changes.