Strong Passwords

I want students to understand what it is that makes a password strong – length and the absence of dictionary words. Mostly length though. I don’t like complicated passwords that are hard to remember so I’ll be teaching about passphrases. A tool for testing the time to bruteforce a password can be found here:

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    Celia Coffa (Vic Project Officer CSER)

    That’s a great site. We are even trying to steer towards saying Passphrase and not password. Also Multi factor authentication is another step forward