1. Does Jagex block my password?
Yes, Jagex does block your password, but it is still incredibly dangerous to try to say it. There is the risk of mis-typing it, which may result in you accidentally revealing it!
Even with this block in place, some unscrupulous players may ask for your password. If you see someone saying this, please report them for 'Password scamming' by clicking on the Report Abuse button. The Report Abuse button can be found in the bottom right hand corner of the game window.
If your password is a common word, or one you might use in chat normally, please change it. We will automatically block any sentence in which your password appears, so that it cannot be figured out from the context. For example, if your password was 'sandwiches' and you wanted to say it in-game in a sentence and only the password appeared blocked, then people might be able to work out which word you were trying to say, and thus gain your password.
2. How can I keep my password safe?
The best way to keep your password safe is to ensure that you keep it secret and that you keep your computer secure.
All users are advised to read our security tips. If you haven't already done so then please do so immediately by clicking here.
3. Should I keep my password secret?
We recommend that you do not tell ANYONE your password. To ensure that your account remains secure this includes your family and your friends. If someone tells you their Jagex password, it is important that you tell them to change it as soon as possible as their account could be punished for account sharing.
You should also see below, as a guide to what makes a good password.
4. What is a good password?
A good password is one that is not easy to guess or work out, is easy for you to remember, is at least eight letters long and contains a mix of letters and numbers.
DO NOT pick any word or number which has a connection to you, so don't pick your house number or street name, for example.
DO NOT just use a number at the end of a word, such as HVYDG8076
DO NOT use common number and letter substitutions e.g. 4 as the word 'for', 1 as 'L' or 'I', 5 as 'S'
DO NOT use repeating characters 'bbbbbbbbbb' or series of characters such as 'kbkbkbkbkbkb'.
DO NOT use your name, account name or name of an item either forwards, backwards or divided up.
DO NOT use a series of characters off any keyboard such as 'qwerty', 'lkjhgf' or 'qazwsxedc', as these are very common and hijackers will look for these.
The only limitations placed on you by FunOrb are:
- You can only have passwords up to 20 characters long.
- You cannot use symbols such as '!' and '%'.
Passwords are not case sensitive, so 'HVYDG' is the same as 'hvydg' or 'HvYdG'.
One way to make a password is to think up a collection of random alphabetical characters which do not exist as a word in any language. Then you should come up with a couple of random numbers which you can add to the word throughout. For example:
Number 1: 102
Number 2: 13
Combine them = G102JW13REJUVGF
This would be a very good password if it was not on this webpage. DO NOT use this password as any hijacker will be able to find this password and try it to open your account. Make your own up instead.
It is always worth having a notebook in which you can write down a copy of your password each time you change it so you can make sure you won't repeat any, and in case your password is hard to learn at first. You should of course keep this in a very safe place.
As long as your password stays safe then there is no need to change your password often, as this just means you are more likely to reuse a password or forget the new one, but it is advisable to change it every 6 months or so.
It is especially important that if your account has been hijacked that you DO NOT use a password that you've used before on your account.