Read below to find out why you should change your password frequently.


When someone has your BYU-Idaho password, they have access to all of your BYU-Idaho-associated records, including registration details, graduation progress, grades, email, and financial information. Some of this information can be downright destructive if it falls into the wrong hands. 

A quick and easy way to prevent information theft is to change your password frequently. This keeps potential thieves and criminals guessing, and most importantly, it keeps your information safe.

However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Although it’s smart to change your passwords frequently, do not change them too often. Changing passwords too frequently can result in weaker passwords that are easier for criminals to guess, which negates the security benefits offered by frequent password changes.

The ideal frequency for password-changing is every six months or so.