When you create your Roku account, we recommend you choose a strong and secure password to help prevent unauthorized access to your personal information. When creating or changing your password, take the following guidelines into consideration.
Note: The guidelines below are intended to make it more difficult for someone to learn your password, but they cannot prevent the possibility entirely.
To help protect your personal information, it is important to be smart and use caution when creating a password for your Roku account.
- Use at least 8 characters. The password for your Roku account must include at least 8 characters, but using more is encouraged and makes your password more secure.
- Include numbers, symbols, lowercase and uppercase letters. Rather than using a word as it appears in a dictionary, add numbers, symbols, and both lowercase and uppercase letters, especially where not expected. It is more difficult to guess a password that contains a mix of characters.
- Use a unique password: Avoid using the same password for your Roku account that you use for other services. If one of your accounts is compromised and your password is exposed, all accounts sharing the same password are vulnerable.
- Easy to remember, but difficult to guess. Try basing your password on a sentence or phrase – something personal that you will remember. For example, using the numbers and the initial letter from each word, the sentence “My brother John resides at 32 Elm Street” becomes “MbJra32ES”. The result is a strong password that is easier to remember, but difficult for an attacker to guess.
What to avoid
Knowing what to avoid will help you create a strong and secure password for your Roku account.
- Never use your login or username. Repeating your login or username as the password is a horrible password that offers little security.
- Do not use dictionary words. Stay away from words as they appear in the dictionary, or a combination of dictionary words. Any word on its own is bad, and a combination of a few words, especially if they are obvious, is also bad. For example, “house” is a poor password, and “brick house” is not much better.
- Do not reuse an old password. As a precaution, avoid using a password you may have used in the past.
- Avoid writing down your password. This may sound obvious, but avoid writing down your password – never put it on a sticky note and place it on your computer. If you need to write down your password, hide it carefully where no one will find it.
- Avoid common phrases. This includes famous quotations, and song lyrics.
- Never give your password to anyone. Giving your password to someone, even a close friend or family member, increases the chance it is accidentally exposed.
- Do not use personal dates: Someone can easily look up personal dates like your birthday or an anniversary.
- Avoid common letter substitutions. Try to avoid common substitutions for letters such as a zero for an ‘o’, or a one for an ‘i’.
- Do not use a keyboard pattern. Creating a password based on a keyboard pattern (e.g., qwerty, asdfghjkl) is not a good idea.
How do I change my password?
When you want to make accessing your Roku account more secure, use the guidelines above and change your password.