What is a passphrase?
A passphrase is a sentence or combination of words used to create a more secure password than your child's or dog's name.  Passphrases are intended to be hard for others to crack and easy to remember by you. It is highly recommended that you use a passphrase instead of a password. Passphrases are usually longer then the traditional password and add an additional layer of safety since they cannot be easily guessed by an intruder.

Why use a passphrase?
The use of a good passphrase can enhance the safety of all your online accounts and computer systems.

How do I create a passphase?
To begin take an expression such "Every day students come and go from the dorms".   Use the first letter of each word of the sentence in the password. Our example gives us "Edscagftd".  Now change some of the letters to capitalization.  "EdscAGftd". Now change some of the letters for numbers and special characters. "Ed$cA6ftd". The idea is to make it something that isn't impossible to guess for yourself, but it is for a potential hacker.