In order to protect your security, Intel has certain rules for choosing passwords.
Please read the following rules so that you will know how to choose a good password.
The following rules apply to all passwords:
Examples of invalid or poorly chosen passwords:
- The password must be at least 8 characters long.
- The password must contain at least:
- one alpha character [a-zA-Z];
- one numeric character [0-9];
- one special character from this set:
` ! @ $ % ^ & * ( ) - _ = + [ ] ; : ' " , < . > / ?
- The password must not:
- contain spaces;
- begin with an exclamation [!] or a question mark [?];
- contain your login ID.
- Contain your registered email address
- The password cannot contain repeating character strings of 3 or more identical characters. E.g. 1111 or aaa
- The sequence of the first 3 characters cannot be in your login ID.
- The first 8 characters cannot be the same as in your previous password.
- Passwords are treated as case sensitive.
Examples of strong passwords
(the following are for example purposes only;
do not use any of these examples as your actual password):
- Your login ID.
- Names of co-workers, pets, family, etc.
- Phone numbers, license numbers, or birthdays.
- Simple passwords like "asdf" (adjacent keys on a keyboard).
- Words, which can be found in a dictionary.
- Use a name, modified slightly, like "b0b$mith" or "M@ryL0ng".
- Use a phrase you can remember, like "hello world" modified to "hel10@World".
- "tL*5i?wu" (contains letters, special characters, and numbers).
Even though it is not a rule, it is strongly recommended that you use a combination of both upper and lower case letters.
Thank you for supporting your security by following these password guidelines.