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Password Creation and Security

I created this power point for several groups I was working with who were asking for support around creating and managing secure passwords for online sites.

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Password Creation and Security

  1. 1. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  2. 2. Creating Passwords There are Many Different Ways that People Create Passwords. If you are struggling to come up with a safe and secure password I suggest you choose a source you trust and follow their suggestions. I have added some links to various webpages and videos that have information on password creation on the following slides. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  3. 3. Fair Go: June 11 2014 The Importance of Strong Passwords: Are your passwords strong enough? These days it seems like there is a password, pin number or code for everything - it's hard to remember them all and it's tempting to use simple passwords. But don't. Theresa van der Wee lost six grand when she was tricked out of her pin number by the thieves who stole her wallet. Terry Bothma from Geeks on Wheels gives some great tips about how to come up with strong passwords that will be difficult to crack and easily remembered by you. Test your password at passwordmeter.com To view the original link click here. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  4. 4. Fair Go Video Click here to view the video. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  5. 5. Mozilla Firefox Tips Create Secure Passwords to Keep Your Identity Safe. Choosing more secure passwords will help keep your identity safe on the internet. The Mozilla support page has a video and article that will explain how to create secure, easy-to-remember passwords. They also suggest that for more information on choosing secure passwords, check out the blog post on Shiny Pebbles. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  6. 6. Mozilla Firefox Video Click here to view the video. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  7. 7. Windows Tips Tips for Creating a Strong Password Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software. You should make sure you have strong passwords for all accounts on your computer. If you're using a corporate network, your network administrator might require you to use a strong password. The Windows support page has basic password information and also an extra section on Creating Stronger Passwords using ASCII Characters. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  8. 8. Google Tips Secure Your Passwords Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It’s crucial to pick strong passwords that are different for each of your important accounts and it is good practice to update your passwords regularly. Follow these tips to create strong passwords and keep them secure. The Google support page offers more than just password creation suggestions, as well as a video it also offers advice on things like keeping your password recovery options up to date. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  9. 9. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden Google Video Click here to view the video.
  10. 10. PCmag Tips Strong Passwords We live in a password-driven world, where between four and 20 characters are the difference makers in whether you're able to access your data, communicate with friends, or make your online purchases. The problem is that passwords should be different everywhere you use them, and that can make it difficult to remember them all. This article contains some good ideas on common problems and things to avoid. It even offers some fantastic advice: Remember the Underwear Meme The saying goes like this: Passwords are like underwear. You should change them often (okay, maybe not every day). Don't share them. Don't leave them out for others to see (no sticky notes!). Oh, and they should be sexy. Wait, sorry, I mean they should be mysterious. In other words, make your password a total mystery to others. To view the original link click here. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  11. 11. wikiHow Tips How to Create a Password You Can Remember Coming up with a password that is both safe and memorable gets harder and harder the more of them we have to memorize. Combining words, phrases, numbers, and coding them with simple substitutions will ensure that your personal information is safe. It is important to be able to come up with passwords that are personal enough to remember but varied and complex enough to be secure, so learning how to create appropriate passwords is a crucial skill that you will undoubtedly use often. wikiHow offers five different methods for simple password creation. Supported with images and explanations. To view the original link click here. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  12. 12. Business Insider (Aus) Tips How to Create Super-Strong Passwords to Protect Yourself from the ‘Heartbleed’ Bug Earlier this week [April 2014], a massive security bug known as Heartbleed had been discovered — a vulnerability that could allow intruders to trick servers into spewing out your personal data. Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated. It’s a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook. The Heartbleed bug affects versions of OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard that powers a large chunk of the Web. The flaw was initially spotted by the team at security firm Codenomicon and Google Security’s Neel Mehta. This article contains information about the Heartbleed Bug as well as information about how create secure passwords and what to avoid. To view the original link click here. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  13. 13. Norton Identity Safe Tips Password Generator Use the Norton Identity Safe Password Generator to create highly secure passwords that are difficult to crack or guess. Just select the criteria for the passwords you need, and click "Generate Password(s)". Remember, the more options you choose, the more secure the passwords will be. Rather than a list of password advice Norton has a password generator where you can test your passwords strength. To view the original link click here. Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden
  14. 14. References Please note: These ideas are not my own. This slide show was created to act as a guide for helping people who are struggling with their passwords. Likewise, in no way, is any company mentioned responsible or accountable for this slide show or the information held within it. No approach to security can guarantee 100% security. Some websites may not allow the use of some or all special characters. Links contained within this slide show were current as of July 2014 Password Protection - to support GAFE Password Creation 2 July 2014 - Natasha Walden

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