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Unit 4

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

Create strong passwords and enhance account security

Up-to-date recovery information and secure passwords help protect your Google Account.Step 1: Create a strong passwordA strong password helps you:• Protection of personal information• Protect emails, files and other content• Prevent others from accessing your accountMeet the password requirementsYou can combine any letters, numbers, and symbols (ASCII characters only) to create a password. However, you cannot use accents and accented characters. You also may not use:• Password is too weak. Example: “matkhau123″• The password you used before on your account• Passwords that start or end with a spaceFollow the tips for creating strong passwordsA strong password is one that you can remember but cannot guess. Learn what makes a strong password, and then follow these tips to create your own strong password.Create a password that does not duplicateUse a different password for each of your important accounts, like email accounts and online banking accounts.Using the same password for important accounts is risky. If someone gets hold of the password you use for an account, they can access your email, address, and even your money.Tip: If you’re having trouble remembering a lot of passwords, learn how to use a tool to manage the passwords you’ve saved. Create long and easy-to-remember passwordsLong passwords are stronger, so make them at least 12 characters long. These tips can help you create a password that is longer and easier to remember. You can use:• Lyrics or poems• Meaningful quotes from a movie or speech• Excerpt from a book• Strings of words that make sense to you• Acronyms: Create a password consisting of the first letter of each word in a sentence Avoid choosing passwords that the following people can guess:• People who know you• People who are viewing easily accessible information (like your social media profiles)Avoid using personal information and common wordsKeep passwords safeAfter you create a strong password, take steps to keep it safe.Store your written passwordIf you need to write down your password, don’t leave it on your computer or desk. Be sure to keep any written passwords in a secret or locked place.Manage passwords with toolsIf you have trouble remembering many passwords, consider using a reliable password manager. Take the time to read the reviews and reputation of these services.You can also use your Google Account to save passwords.Step 2: Have a backup measure in case someone gets your passwordWe use your recovery information to assist you when we detect unusual activity in your account. Add recovery email address1. Access your Google Account.2. In the left navigation panel, click Personal Information.3. In the Contact Information panel, click Email.4. Click Add recovery email. Add recovery phone number1. Access your Google Account.2. In the left navigation panel, click Personal Information.3. In the Contact Info panel, click Phone.4. Click Add recovery phone number.


Recovery information can be used to help you:• Find out if someone is using your account• Recover your account if someone knows your password• Log in to your account if you forget your password or can’t log in for other reasons


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