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Tech Tips: Quick and Easy Tips for Password Reset

If there’s one thing technology users of all backgrounds can agree on, it’s that oftentimes, technology can be a bit confusing. No matter what your knowledge level is, it’s good to take a step back and get a refresher on some of the basics, such as these quick and easy password reset tips.

Once you receive a new device or have been using your current one for a long time, a common best practice to apply is to update your passwords. As today’s cybersecurity experts will tell you, a computer with no protection settings or weak credentials can open the gateways for data breaches, physical theft and access to confidential information and a list of industry compliance issues.

 

Look below for the full written out tips so you can follow along with the video:

Windows

Step 1: Press Control, Alt and Delete

Step 2: Click the Change a password option

Step 3: Enter your current password

Step 4: Type in your new password and verify it

Step 5: Press enter

Mac
Step 1: Click on the apple in the upper-left corner

Step 2: Click System Preferences in the drop-down

Step 3: Click the icon labeled Users and Groups

Step 4: Type in your new password and verify it

Step 5: Click the Change Password button

 

About Tech Tips
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This video features Mike Gould, Help Desk Analyst in Lake Forest, IL.