Unit 4 – Question 2


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

Way to create a strong password

  1. What are the strong passwords, hard to crack?

Strong passwords are the ones that are difficult to guess because they are a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.

The strongest passwords require a minimum of 16 characters, however, a password between 8 and 16 characters is also said to provide a good level of security.

To make our passwords difficult to guess, we have to avoid using our personal information for passwords or common words.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_most_common_passwords)

  1. Create the password checklist

Here is the check list for making a good password:

  • More than six characters: it is better if you can make it long. This is the most critical factor. Choose nothing shorter than 15 characters, more if possible.
  • The different passwords for each site.
  • Use a mix of characters. The more you mix up letters (upper-case and lower-case), numbers, and symbols, the more potent your password is, and the harder crack it is.
  1. Other notes for our password:

Remembering to change password frequently or in some special cases.

  • After 2-3 months.
  • When you get suspicious emails from strangers.

Do not share any password with any person.

You can use some clues to let you remember the passwords without write them down.

  1. Testing passwords:

To check the password is strong or not, we can ask our students to test how secure their passwords are on this website:

https://howsecureismypassword.net/

(Note: Do not submit our students’ real passwords to test, please use a fake password to test the strength).

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