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Cyber Security: What Makes a Strong Password

CYBERSECURITY What Makes a Strong Password The frustration of a forgotten TOO M UCH TO BEAR Why not go with "charles15" password can be just or "mypassword"? BECAUSE CYBERCRIME IS SO PREVALENT. If you want your bank account to still have your money in the morning, you'd better STRENGTHEN YOUR PASSWORD. Find out what makes a secure password, different techniques to create them, how to make them memorable, and what were some of the worst passwords of the past year! Avoid a Weak Password... DONT DONT REUSE PASSWORDS for at least a year. use a duplicated good password example-create your own. Don't use a password with DONT USE THE SAME PASSWORDS PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEP (name, birth date, etc.) for multiple accounts. Don't use Don't use keyboard patterns DICTIONARY QWERTY WORDS or sequential numbers 12345 Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters- Don't use repeating characters MIX IT UP 222TT 2. Tips to Create a Strong Password Make an acronym from a phrase Include punctuation marks and/or numbers Mix Capital and lowercase letters Include phonetic replacements, such as LUV 2 LAF for LOVE TO LAUCH Be creative with these-password hack software can detect them Use substitutions, like the number zero for the letter 'O' Try a or '$' for the letter 'S' PASSPHRASE What's a Passphrase? A passphrase is typically 20 TO 30 CHARACTERS ***+ Switch the ORDER OF WORDS THREE OR MORE in the phrase for МАXIMUM SECURITY words is Employ characteristics of a IDEAL STRONG PASSWORD -mixed cases, symbols, numbers, acronyms and more Password Strength Tools Password Generators If you're unsure about the hackability of your password, run it through a strength test. If you can't come up with a password (or just don't want to), use a MICROSOFT, PASSWORD GENERATOR HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD, and many other places offer these FREE The generator will select from LETTERS NUMBERS SYMBOLS The number of possibilities for an 8-character password: 645 753 531 245 761 Wolfram | Alpha, PC Tools, GoodPassword and more offer these free. Tips to Remember Passwords Believe it or not, a random string of words can be easier than an acronym or sequence of numbers Keep a list of password reminders-instead of writing down the password itself, use a prompt PASSPHRASES are often easier to remember. For example, "Your childhood cat" would help you remember fAUffYthEmAgniflcEnt LastPass, KeePass, Roboform and 1Password keep multiple passwords accessible and secure with one password These can often be transferred onto mobile devices or USBS so they're with you at all times What Makes Password Hacks Easy? Numbers are usually the chances that a password has at least one 50% VOWEL 1OR 2** and are placed at the end 50000-150000 -the average vocabulary of a person, and the words likely to appear in a password Capital letters are usually at the ** BEGININING and are followed by a vowel Men use their Most common symbols: HOBBIES [email protected]#$%&? Women use for passwords frequently. PERSONAL NAMES for passwords frequently. Keep Your PaSsword Secure NEVER Never write your password down-and TEST AND CHANCE IF YOU INSIST reveal your password to your password ANYONE keep it hidden and far from your computer. REGULARLY Be doubtful of links asking for log-ins, passwords or personal information. If you're unsure the site is legitimate, type in the URL manually BEFORE entering account information. Always LOG OFF especially if your device is on around others. Password steals and changes can happen instantly. Don't type your password into public computers (at libraries, etc.)- MALWARE may steal them. 10 Worst Passwords of 2011 PASSWORD 123456 12345678 QWERTY ABC123 THHHNIE HHHIE MONKEY 1234567 LETMEIN TRUSTNO1 DRAGON Password Statistics 25 number of online accounts for average internet user 6.5 ******* 2/3 AAAAA number of passwords for average internet user MA of users have only 1 or 2 passwords 3.1 ΜΟΝΤHS average time between changing passwords Sources http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-strong-passwords/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/technology-worst-passwords- splashdata.html http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page%3Dcontent&id=SLN3012 https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp Lifehacker http://mytechnoguide.com/2011/02/interesting-password-statistics/ http://www.uc.edu/infosec/password/chooseapassword.html () CYBERSECURITY What Makes a Strong Password The frustration of a forgotten TOO M UCH TO BEAR Why not go with "charles15" password can be just or "mypassword"? BECAUSE CYBERCRIME IS SO PREVALENT. If you want your bank account to still have your money in the morning, you'd better STRENGTHEN YOUR PASSWORD. Find out what makes a secure password, different techniques to create them, how to make them memorable, and what were some of the worst passwords of the past year! Avoid a Weak Password... DONT DONT REUSE PASSWORDS for at least a year. use a duplicated good password example-create your own. Don't use a password with DONT USE THE SAME PASSWORDS PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEP (name, birth date, etc.) for multiple accounts. Don't use Don't use keyboard patterns DICTIONARY QWERTY WORDS or sequential numbers 12345 Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters- Don't use repeating characters MIX IT UP 222TT 2. Tips to Create a Strong Password Make an acronym from a phrase Include punctuation marks and/or numbers Mix Capital and lowercase letters Include phonetic replacements, such as LUV 2 LAF for LOVE TO LAUCH Be creative with these-password hack software can detect them Use substitutions, like the number zero for the letter 'O' Try a or '$' for the letter 'S' PASSPHRASE What's a Passphrase? A passphrase is typically 20 TO 30 CHARACTERS ***+ Switch the ORDER OF WORDS THREE OR MORE in the phrase for МАXIMUM SECURITY words is Employ characteristics of a IDEAL STRONG PASSWORD -mixed cases, symbols, numbers, acronyms and more Password Strength Tools Password Generators If you're unsure about the hackability of your password, run it through a strength test. If you can't come up with a password (or just don't want to), use a MICROSOFT, PASSWORD GENERATOR HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD, and many other places offer these FREE The generator will select from LETTERS NUMBERS SYMBOLS The number of possibilities for an 8-character password: 645 753 531 245 761 Wolfram | Alpha, PC Tools, GoodPassword and more offer these free. Tips to Remember Passwords Believe it or not, a random string of words can be easier than an acronym or sequence of numbers Keep a list of password reminders-instead of writing down the password itself, use a prompt PASSPHRASES are often easier to remember. For example, "Your childhood cat" would help you remember fAUffYthEmAgniflcEnt LastPass, KeePass, Roboform and 1Password keep multiple passwords accessible and secure with one password These can often be transferred onto mobile devices or USBS so they're with you at all times What Makes Password Hacks Easy? Numbers are usually the chances that a password has at least one 50% VOWEL 1OR 2** and are placed at the end 50000-150000 -the average vocabulary of a person, and the words likely to appear in a password Capital letters are usually at the ** BEGININING and are followed by a vowel Men use their Most common symbols: HOBBIES [email protected]#$%&? Women use for passwords frequently. PERSONAL NAMES for passwords frequently. Keep Your PaSsword Secure NEVER Never write your password down-and TEST AND CHANCE IF YOU INSIST reveal your password to your password ANYONE keep it hidden and far from your computer. REGULARLY Be doubtful of links asking for log-ins, passwords or personal information. If you're unsure the site is legitimate, type in the URL manually BEFORE entering account information. Always LOG OFF especially if your device is on around others. Password steals and changes can happen instantly. Don't type your password into public computers (at libraries, etc.)- MALWARE may steal them. 10 Worst Passwords of 2011 PASSWORD 123456 12345678 QWERTY ABC123 THHHNIE HHHIE MONKEY 1234567 LETMEIN TRUSTNO1 DRAGON Password Statistics 25 number of online accounts for average internet user 6.5 ******* 2/3 AAAAA number of passwords for average internet user MA of users have only 1 or 2 passwords 3.1 ΜΟΝΤHS average time between changing passwords Sources http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-strong-passwords/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/technology-worst-passwords- splashdata.html http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page%3Dcontent&id=SLN3012 https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp Lifehacker http://mytechnoguide.com/2011/02/interesting-password-statistics/ http://www.uc.edu/infosec/password/chooseapassword.html () CYBERSECURITY What Makes a Strong Password The frustration of a forgotten TOO M UCH TO BEAR Why not go with "charles15" password can be just or "mypassword"? BECAUSE CYBERCRIME IS SO PREVALENT. If you want your bank account to still have your money in the morning, you'd better STRENGTHEN YOUR PASSWORD. Find out what makes a secure password, different techniques to create them, how to make them memorable, and what were some of the worst passwords of the past year! Avoid a Weak Password... DONT DONT REUSE PASSWORDS for at least a year. use a duplicated good password example-create your own. Don't use a password with DONT USE THE SAME PASSWORDS PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEP (name, birth date, etc.) for multiple accounts. Don't use Don't use keyboard patterns DICTIONARY QWERTY WORDS or sequential numbers 12345 Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters- Don't use repeating characters MIX IT UP 222TT 2. Tips to Create a Strong Password Make an acronym from a phrase Include punctuation marks and/or numbers Mix Capital and lowercase letters Include phonetic replacements, such as LUV 2 LAF for LOVE TO LAUCH Be creative with these-password hack software can detect them Use substitutions, like the number zero for the letter 'O' Try a or '$' for the letter 'S' PASSPHRASE What's a Passphrase? A passphrase is typically 20 TO 30 CHARACTERS ***+ Switch the ORDER OF WORDS THREE OR MORE in the phrase for МАXIMUM SECURITY words is Employ characteristics of a IDEAL STRONG PASSWORD -mixed cases, symbols, numbers, acronyms and more Password Strength Tools Password Generators If you're unsure about the hackability of your password, run it through a strength test. If you can't come up with a password (or just don't want to), use a MICROSOFT, PASSWORD GENERATOR HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD, and many other places offer these FREE The generator will select from LETTERS NUMBERS SYMBOLS The number of possibilities for an 8-character password: 645 753 531 245 761 Wolfram | Alpha, PC Tools, GoodPassword and more offer these free. Tips to Remember Passwords Believe it or not, a random string of words can be easier than an acronym or sequence of numbers Keep a list of password reminders-instead of writing down the password itself, use a prompt PASSPHRASES are often easier to remember. For example, "Your childhood cat" would help you remember fAUffYthEmAgniflcEnt LastPass, KeePass, Roboform and 1Password keep multiple passwords accessible and secure with one password These can often be transferred onto mobile devices or USBS so they're with you at all times What Makes Password Hacks Easy? Numbers are usually the chances that a password has at least one 50% VOWEL 1OR 2** and are placed at the end 50000-150000 -the average vocabulary of a person, and the words likely to appear in a password Capital letters are usually at the ** BEGININING and are followed by a vowel Men use their Most common symbols: HOBBIES [email protected]#$%&? Women use for passwords frequently. PERSONAL NAMES for passwords frequently. Keep Your PaSsword Secure NEVER Never write your password down-and TEST AND CHANCE IF YOU INSIST reveal your password to your password ANYONE keep it hidden and far from your computer. REGULARLY Be doubtful of links asking for log-ins, passwords or personal information. If you're unsure the site is legitimate, type in the URL manually BEFORE entering account information. Always LOG OFF especially if your device is on around others. Password steals and changes can happen instantly. Don't type your password into public computers (at libraries, etc.)- MALWARE may steal them. 10 Worst Passwords of 2011 PASSWORD 123456 12345678 QWERTY ABC123 THHHNIE HHHIE MONKEY 1234567 LETMEIN TRUSTNO1 DRAGON Password Statistics 25 number of online accounts for average internet user 6.5 ******* 2/3 AAAAA number of passwords for average internet user MA of users have only 1 or 2 passwords 3.1 ΜΟΝΤHS average time between changing passwords Sources http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-strong-passwords/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/technology-worst-passwords- splashdata.html http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page%3Dcontent&id=SLN3012 https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp Lifehacker http://mytechnoguide.com/2011/02/interesting-password-statistics/ http://www.uc.edu/infosec/password/chooseapassword.html () CYBERSECURITY What Makes a Strong Password The frustration of a forgotten TOO M UCH TO BEAR Why not go with "charles15" password can be just or "mypassword"? BECAUSE CYBERCRIME IS SO PREVALENT. If you want your bank account to still have your money in the morning, you'd better STRENGTHEN YOUR PASSWORD. Find out what makes a secure password, different techniques to create them, how to make them memorable, and what were some of the worst passwords of the past year! Avoid a Weak Password... DONT DONT REUSE PASSWORDS for at least a year. use a duplicated good password example-create your own. Don't use a password with DONT USE THE SAME PASSWORDS PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEP (name, birth date, etc.) for multiple accounts. Don't use Don't use keyboard patterns DICTIONARY QWERTY WORDS or sequential numbers 12345 Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters- Don't use repeating characters MIX IT UP 222TT 2. Tips to Create a Strong Password Make an acronym from a phrase Include punctuation marks and/or numbers Mix Capital and lowercase letters Include phonetic replacements, such as LUV 2 LAF for LOVE TO LAUCH Be creative with these-password hack software can detect them Use substitutions, like the number zero for the letter 'O' Try a or '$' for the letter 'S' PASSPHRASE What's a Passphrase? A passphrase is typically 20 TO 30 CHARACTERS ***+ Switch the ORDER OF WORDS THREE OR MORE in the phrase for МАXIMUM SECURITY words is Employ characteristics of a IDEAL STRONG PASSWORD -mixed cases, symbols, numbers, acronyms and more Password Strength Tools Password Generators If you're unsure about the hackability of your password, run it through a strength test. If you can't come up with a password (or just don't want to), use a MICROSOFT, PASSWORD GENERATOR HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD, and many other places offer these FREE The generator will select from LETTERS NUMBERS SYMBOLS The number of possibilities for an 8-character password: 645 753 531 245 761 Wolfram | Alpha, PC Tools, GoodPassword and more offer these free. Tips to Remember Passwords Believe it or not, a random string of words can be easier than an acronym or sequence of numbers Keep a list of password reminders-instead of writing down the password itself, use a prompt PASSPHRASES are often easier to remember. For example, "Your childhood cat" would help you remember fAUffYthEmAgniflcEnt LastPass, KeePass, Roboform and 1Password keep multiple passwords accessible and secure with one password These can often be transferred onto mobile devices or USBS so they're with you at all times What Makes Password Hacks Easy? Numbers are usually the chances that a password has at least one 50% VOWEL 1OR 2** and are placed at the end 50000-150000 -the average vocabulary of a person, and the words likely to appear in a password Capital letters are usually at the ** BEGININING and are followed by a vowel Men use their Most common symbols: HOBBIES [email protected]#$%&? Women use for passwords frequently. PERSONAL NAMES for passwords frequently. Keep Your PaSsword Secure NEVER Never write your password down-and TEST AND CHANCE IF YOU INSIST reveal your password to your password ANYONE keep it hidden and far from your computer. REGULARLY Be doubtful of links asking for log-ins, passwords or personal information. If you're unsure the site is legitimate, type in the URL manually BEFORE entering account information. Always LOG OFF especially if your device is on around others. Password steals and changes can happen instantly. Don't type your password into public computers (at libraries, etc.)- MALWARE may steal them. 10 Worst Passwords of 2011 PASSWORD 123456 12345678 QWERTY ABC123 THHHNIE HHHIE MONKEY 1234567 LETMEIN TRUSTNO1 DRAGON Password Statistics 25 number of online accounts for average internet user 6.5 ******* 2/3 AAAAA number of passwords for average internet user MA of users have only 1 or 2 passwords 3.1 ΜΟΝΤHS average time between changing passwords Sources http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-strong-passwords/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/technology-worst-passwords- splashdata.html http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page%3Dcontent&id=SLN3012 https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp Lifehacker http://mytechnoguide.com/2011/02/interesting-password-statistics/ http://www.uc.edu/infosec/password/chooseapassword.html () CYBERSECURITY What Makes a Strong Password The frustration of a forgotten TOO M UCH TO BEAR Why not go with "charles15" password can be just or "mypassword"? BECAUSE CYBERCRIME IS SO PREVALENT. If you want your bank account to still have your money in the morning, you'd better STRENGTHEN YOUR PASSWORD. Find out what makes a secure password, different techniques to create them, how to make them memorable, and what were some of the worst passwords of the past year! Avoid a Weak Password... DONT DONT REUSE PASSWORDS for at least a year. use a duplicated good password example-create your own. Don't use a password with DONT USE THE SAME PASSWORDS PERSONAL INFORMATION BEEP (name, birth date, etc.) for multiple accounts. Don't use Don't use keyboard patterns DICTIONARY QWERTY WORDS or sequential numbers 12345 Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters- Don't use repeating characters MIX IT UP 222TT 2. Tips to Create a Strong Password Make an acronym from a phrase Include punctuation marks and/or numbers Mix Capital and lowercase letters Include phonetic replacements, such as LUV 2 LAF for LOVE TO LAUCH Be creative with these-password hack software can detect them Use substitutions, like the number zero for the letter 'O' Try a or '$' for the letter 'S' PASSPHRASE What's a Passphrase? A passphrase is typically 20 TO 30 CHARACTERS ***+ Switch the ORDER OF WORDS THREE OR MORE in the phrase for МАXIMUM SECURITY words is Employ characteristics of a IDEAL STRONG PASSWORD -mixed cases, symbols, numbers, acronyms and more Password Strength Tools Password Generators If you're unsure about the hackability of your password, run it through a strength test. If you can't come up with a password (or just don't want to), use a MICROSOFT, PASSWORD GENERATOR HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD, and many other places offer these FREE The generator will select from LETTERS NUMBERS SYMBOLS The number of possibilities for an 8-character password: 645 753 531 245 761 Wolfram | Alpha, PC Tools, GoodPassword and more offer these free. Tips to Remember Passwords Believe it or not, a random string of words can be easier than an acronym or sequence of numbers Keep a list of password reminders-instead of writing down the password itself, use a prompt PASSPHRASES are often easier to remember. For example, "Your childhood cat" would help you remember fAUffYthEmAgniflcEnt LastPass, KeePass, Roboform and 1Password keep multiple passwords accessible and secure with one password These can often be transferred onto mobile devices or USBS so they're with you at all times What Makes Password Hacks Easy? Numbers are usually the chances that a password has at least one 50% VOWEL 1OR 2** and are placed at the end 50000-150000 -the average vocabulary of a person, and the words likely to appear in a password Capital letters are usually at the ** BEGININING and are followed by a vowel Men use their Most common symbols: HOBBIES [email protected]#$%&? Women use for passwords frequently. PERSONAL NAMES for passwords frequently. Keep Your PaSsword Secure NEVER Never write your password down-and TEST AND CHANCE IF YOU INSIST reveal your password to your password ANYONE keep it hidden and far from your computer. REGULARLY Be doubtful of links asking for log-ins, passwords or personal information. If you're unsure the site is legitimate, type in the URL manually BEFORE entering account information. Always LOG OFF especially if your device is on around others. Password steals and changes can happen instantly. Don't type your password into public computers (at libraries, etc.)- MALWARE may steal them. 10 Worst Passwords of 2011 PASSWORD 123456 12345678 QWERTY ABC123 THHHNIE HHHIE MONKEY 1234567 LETMEIN TRUSTNO1 DRAGON Password Statistics 25 number of online accounts for average internet user 6.5 ******* 2/3 AAAAA number of passwords for average internet user MA of users have only 1 or 2 passwords 3.1 ΜΟΝΤHS average time between changing passwords Sources http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx http://www.movements.org/how-to/entry/how-to-create-strong-passwords/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/technology-worst-passwords- splashdata.html http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&y=PROD_ACCT&page%3Dcontent&id=SLN3012 https://accounts.google.com/PasswordHelp Lifehacker http://mytechnoguide.com/2011/02/interesting-password-statistics/ http://www.uc.edu/infosec/password/chooseapassword.html ()

Cyber Security: What Makes a Strong Password

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The frustration of a forgotten password can be too much to bear. Why not go with "charles15" or "mhypassword"? Well, because cybercrim is so prevalent. If you want your bank account to still have mon...

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