|Never before has so much information been so accessible to so many people. In many ways the “Information Age” is a wonderful time to be alive. But as is often the case, there is a dark side. The same technology that makes it really easy to search all the knowledge of the human race also makes it possible for others to get a hold of your personal information.|
First of all, there are good passwords and bad passwords? For examples of bad passwords,here is a lists of the most popular passwords of 2012. If someone wanted to “crack” your password using computer software they would probably start with lists of common passwords. For the dedicated “password cracker” there are actually huge lists of common passwords available online, like this one. Also, when you hear on the news that the accounts of the XYZ Company or theABC Website have been hacked those passwords can end up on websites like this onewhere other hackers can access them. To help you understand the process better, here is a video about how passwords are cracked with a specific example of how to crack a password on a PDF file.
So what makes for a good password? Here are some basic suggestions but in the end it will be up to you to come up with something that works for you:
And if you're still having trouble coming up with a password, here's an easy to use random password generator:
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PRACTICE ACTIVITY: Try resetting at least one of your passwords today. Make sure you choose something you can remember.
TO KEEP ON LEARNING: Before changing all your passwords you might want to research some ideas about the most secure passwords. Try searching the internet for:
Online password generators
How to setup secure Password (Password Pandemonium)
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