Here’s an easy trick to improve the strength of your passwords

If you’re like 90% of the students and faculty I recently surveyed you might not have strong password habits. Perhaps you use the same password for more than one site, your password contains a dictionary word, or you should use more numbers and symbols.


I like the tool but having a single robust password isn’t enough. Ideally we should have a unique password (made up of a random string of numbers, letters and symbols) for every site we visit.



Do you have a favorite technique to remember your passwords? Do you use one of the many password manager apps? Let us know in the comments!

Hans Mundahl

Director of Technology Integration at New Hampton School

I've been an educator since 1995 when I first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then I've been an Outward Bound instructor, a teacher, tutor, admission officer, house head, evening administrator on duty and I ran the experiential learning program at New Hampton School for almost ten years. Today I focus on technology integration centered on values-driven technology integration and 1:1 iPad initiatives. Recently I had the chance to help New Hampton School become an Apple Distinguished School and I co-authored the iBook Teaching with the iPad (available on the iBookstore). Now I'm the founder of a scrappy little company (one employee!) called Hans Mundahl and Associates, inc a digital strategy consultancy for schools and non-profits. My free time is usually spent with my family but I'm also passionate about the outdoors and protecting the environment. I'm on the Board of Trustees at the Newfound Lake Region Association and when I have the chance I'm an active hiker, climber, and paddler. My writing appears on and I speak frequently at technology and education conferences.