What is the minimum password length?
Your Collectish password must be at least 8 characters long.
I would like to pick a new password
If you have signed in, you can change your password really easily.
- Go to your profile page
- Click on the
Manage your Details
- Click on
Change Your Password
I have forgotten my password - I can't sign in!
No problem, we can reset it for you.
- Go to the
- Click on
Reset my password
- We'll send you an email asking you to confirm that you would like to change your
- Click in the link in the email to open a page enabling you to select a new password
Picking a password
We highly recommend that you use a "strong" password that is hard for
others to guess, yet easy for you to remember.
Tips for creating a strong password
- Avoid real words
Hackers use sophisticated tools which can quickly guess passwords based on names
and words out of a dictionaries. They can deal with multiple languages, and even
words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and substitutions (such as swapping
an '@' symbol for the letter 'a').
- The longer the better
The more characters your password contains, the harder it is for someone to guess
it. A long but simple password can be safer than a short, complex one — and is often
easier to remember.
- Use both upper and lowercase letters
Your Collectish password is case-sensitive, which means that a capital letter A
is different from a lowercase a.
- Use numbers and symbols
Your password should not only contain letters, but also symbols (eg. ! @ # $ % ^
& *) and numbers. The more unusual your password, the harder it will be to crack.
- Don't use personal information
Try not to use a password based on information easily obtained about you, like your
birthday, the name of a family member or pet, your phone number, license plate number,
school name, or street name. Don't use a password you already use for another
account, such as your bank account PIN. And don't use your Collectish username
in any form (such as reversed, capitalized, or doubled).
- Avoid the obvious
Don't make it easy for attackers by repeating a digit or letter (like "111111"
or "FFFFFF") or any other predictable sequence of characters (like "123456").
When you change your password, change several characters; don't just append
a number like "2" to the end.
- Don't rely only on number or symbol substitutions
Hackers will not be fooled by common look-alike replacements, such as replacing
an "i" with a "1" or an "o" with "0" as
"P@ssw0rd". But these substitutions can be effective when combined with other measures,
such as misspellings, removal of vowels, or variations in case.