Intel Password Rules

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:
  • 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 invalid or poorly chosen passwords:
  • 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.
Examples of strong passwords (the following are for example purposes only; do not use any of these examples as your actual password):
  • 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.