As of 5pm on Wednesday, July 16, IT Services implemented an increase in the length of the McGill Password.
Instead of being restricted to EXACTLY 8 characters in length, you can now create a password that is 8 to 18 characters in length.
See the Strong Passwords article in the IT KB for tips and tricks on creating a secure password. Already have a new password in mind? Use Microsoft's Password Checker tool to test the strength of your password.