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New Security Update

By Renee Morris · October 20th, 2016

Hey form friends! We’re publishing some updates to our password policy as part of our ongoing efforts to help protect you and your data. These changes are in line with standard best practices, and will help to increase the strength and security of your Wufoo account.

 

Increased Password Strength

Two of the major factors in password strength are the variety of characters you choose, as well as the total number of characters used. To improve all Wufoo passwords, when choosing a new password you’ll now be required to use:

  • a minimum of 7 characters
  • at least one letter
  • at least one number

We also recommend including other types of characters such as punctuation and symbols for even more secure passwords.

 

More Frequent Password Changes

If your password is compromised, you can greatly limit the potential impact by regularly updating your password. To encourage this, we’ll be requiring a password change at least once every year. Going forward, if you haven’t changed your password in the last 12 months, you’ll be prompted to choose a new password on your next login. Along with this, you won’t be able to reuse your last 4 Wufoo passwords. To summarize, your passwords:

  • must be changed at least once every 12 months
  • can’t match any of the last 4 passwords used

For even better security, we strongly recommend using a password unique to Wufoo, and avoid reusing your passwords with other services.

 

We’re proud to help you build tons of amazing online forms, and we’re committed to protecting you and your information, so we’ll continue to work on improving the safety and security of Wufoo for everyone.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.

 

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  1. Thanks for the update. Especially for the password part to prevent from any unauthorized access.

    Posted 7 months ago by Leila Steward.
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