In this course you will learn about passwords, why they are important and how to make good ones.
1. Why are passwords important?
Why do we have passwords?
- Think of two or three reasons why you need to have strong passwords that are hard for other people to guess and why you should not share your passwords with other people. If you can, discuss it.
What are some of the non-electronic
security devices that people use to protect
their possessions from being stolen or used
You might have suggested:
a lock on a locker,
a diary (you might just put it under your bed)
When you are using electronic devices can you think of, and write down, a couple of times or instances when you use a password?
Why do we need passwords anyway?
What do you think could happen if someone
got hold of your password? (tick all that apply)
2. How DO hackers get your passwords?
Firstly what is a hacker? Click on his head to find out more!
How hackers crack passwords: social engineering
Weak authentication (not using a secure system)
What can you remember? Fill in the gaps
3. Strong Passwords
Creating a strong password
How strong were your "pretend" passwords?
What have your learnt? Click which of these are true or false.
Use only letters or numbers
Use the first letter of words in a sentence or a line from a song/verse instead of just one word
Use special characters
Use a minimum of 6 characters
Don’t contain any personal information
Make a password difficult for you to remember
Finally. Do you think you have met the course objectives? Is there anything else you would like to know?