Passwords ARE Important… …and why should you make good ones? Spiritwood High School
What Makes a Good Password? <ul><li>The best password is one that is </li></ul><ul><li>“ Easy to remember  but hard to gue...
How to Make a Good Password Spiritwood High School
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T use any information that is easy to find about you.   This includes: </li></ul><...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO use a password with a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters.   These are tou...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T EVER use a blank password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s just silly.  It’s like le...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO use a mixture of different types of characters.   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A  characte...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T use a password that is too short </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A password less than 5 ch...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T make a password that’s all numbers or letters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are ea...
How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO make a password that you can type quickly.   This makes it tougher for somebody ‘lo...
Good Tips Spiritwood High School
Good Tips <ul><li>After you’ve made your new password,  DO use it as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That way, you’...
Good Tips <ul><li>DON’T share your password with anybody. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Somebody you don’t want may get the inform...
Good Tips <ul><li>It’s best NOT to make a new password just before a vacation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When our minds are on ...
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01 Good Passwords

  1. 1. Passwords ARE Important… …and why should you make good ones? Spiritwood High School
  2. 2. What Makes a Good Password? <ul><li>The best password is one that is </li></ul><ul><li>“ Easy to remember but hard to guess” </li></ul>Spiritwood High School
  3. 3. How to Make a Good Password Spiritwood High School
  4. 4. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T use any information that is easy to find about you. This includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name (first or last) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The name of any of your family members (including pets) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your address or phone number </li></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  5. 5. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO use a password with a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters. These are tougher for people ‘looking over your shoulder’ to guess </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are good examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ScHoOl, iNTerNeT, teAcHer, sPIritWoOd </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These are poor examples : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>school, INTERNET, teacher, spiritwood </li></ul></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  6. 6. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T EVER use a blank password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s just silly. It’s like leaving your brand new iPod-Touch sitting in your locker with no door on it. </li></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  7. 7. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO use a mixture of different types of characters. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A character is a letter, number, or special symbol (like #,$,%,&,*,!,etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These are good examples : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>jell0, m1ce, 2cool4u, happy#789, shs#123 </li></ul></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  8. 8. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T use a password that is too short </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A password less than 5 characters should be avoided because it may easily be seen by others as you’re typing it in the computer </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DON’T make a password that’s all numbers or letters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These are easy to find out if somebody is looking over your shoulder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some hackers may make programs that will try all the words in a dictionary until it finds your password </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to Make a Good Password <ul><li>DO make a password that you can type quickly. This makes it tougher for somebody ‘looking over your shoulder’ to guess it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember to make it longer than 5 characters </li></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  11. 11. Good Tips Spiritwood High School
  12. 12. Good Tips <ul><li>After you’ve made your new password, DO use it as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That way, you’ll remember it easier the next time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To remember it even better, log out and log on within 30 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  13. 13. Good Tips <ul><li>DON’T share your password with anybody. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Somebody you don’t want may get the information and get you in trouble </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you lose your password, DO talk with Mr. Hackl . He can make you a new one </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t share your password with friends, thinking that’s the best way to remember it </li></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School
  14. 14. Good Tips <ul><li>It’s best NOT to make a new password just before a vacation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When our minds are on other things (like vacations), we’ll probably forget the password anyways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you do forget it, talk with Mr. Hackl; he can get you a new one </li></ul></ul></ul>Spiritwood High School

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