Protecting PDC accounts
Rules for using PDC passwords
- Never send your password in an e-mail or enter it on a web page.
- Never write your password on a remote computers, even if it is a PDC machine!
- Do not create chains of login. Connect directly from your local computer to PDC's system.
Never connect through a middle computer to PDC!
- Never reuse an old password.
- Use strong passwords. (One way to create a strong password is to think of a sentence or phrase that is easy to remember, and then use the first letter of each word.)
- Always use different passwords for different systems.
- Don't lend other people your account or password.
Important things to be aware of
If your account falls into the hands of an intruder, this could lead not only to your research begin stolen or sabotaged, but also to other people's work being put at risk. For example, your account could be used as a springboard for mischief such as distributed denial of service attacks.
If you suspect that your account has been compromised, please contact PDC support immediately. We would rather have lots of false alarms to check, than have people's work or the machines being damanged.
Keep this rule of thumb in mind:
- Only enter your PDC password on a computer that you are physically typing on!
If we find that you are careless with your password, or use your account in an insecure way, your account privileges will be retracted at once.
Remember that you agreed to abide by the KTH rules for computer access when you applied for your PDC account.