Unit 4 Task


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2. Create or find a classroom resource that teaches students about creating strong passwords, passcodes or passphrases

When creating a password, it is incredibly important to ensure that it is secure and not easily guessable. Many people create passwords which contain names or dates of their first pet, first-born child, anniversary date, etc. Unfortunately, these are not always secure.

Using a website such as this: https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/ gives students the ability to see how secure certain passwords are based on mix of characters and length. It is good for students to attempt to create a few passwords and see how secure they are.

Another activity that may be beneficial is that in this Google Slide that I edited:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZfQD00JNStoaWNeTCNPx-cotbSfOeus9B0UIgTCHNsY/edit?usp=sharing

The purpose of the activity is for them to see John Doe’s public information, and then have a few guesses as to what his password might be if he does not have a secure password. Some answers might end up relating to his anniversary date, his son’s birthday, or his favourite meal. As all these posts are public on social media, hackers of all descriptions can see them and use this information to attempt to hack into his Facebook account.

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