Skip to main content

Home/ Ad4dcss/Digital Citizenship/ Group items tagged password

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Anne Bubnic

The unvarnished truth about unsecured Wi-Fi - 2 views

  •  
    This article outlines the dangers of using unsecured WIFI networks both at home and with others. Hackers can access and capture sensitive data over your network.
Anne Bubnic

6 Tips for Facebook Security [Video] - 4 views

  •  
    Video produced by AVG Internet Security. Offers great privacy tips, scenarios and think-abouts for kids. Uses humor and exaggeration to make the point.
Anne Bubnic

Students: Everything Kids Need to Know About Wireless - 3 views

  •  
    One of eight interactive case studies for kids (GR 4-8) from Cable In the Classroom: Power to Learn.
    An understanding of the wonderful world of wireless will help the young people avoid any pitfalls that may arise from using laptops, smart phones, and PDAs. And if they are going to be using wireless technology it doesn't hurt if they understand how it works. This unit explains the importance of password protection and cybersecurity. The graphics are Nickelodeon style. A short quiz assesses understanding. For the entire series, check out: http://powertolearn.com/internet_smarts/interactive_case_studies/index.shtml
Anne Bubnic

Passwords-Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em - 0 views

  •  
    Take the Symantec Password Survey. Tips for password safety are also given.
Anne Bubnic

How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords - 3 views

  •  
    f you invited me to try and crack your password, you know the one that you use over and over for like every web page you visit, how many guesses would it take before I got it?
Anne Bubnic

Phishing Scams in Plain English [Common Craft Video] - 1 views

  •  
    A short guide to recognizing and avoiding email phishing scams.
Anne Bubnic

K-12 Lesson Plans / Cybersecurity Topics - 0 views

  •  
    Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance & Security (CERIAS) offers over a dozen classroom lesson plans and activities for K-12 students around topics related to digital security.
Anne Bubnic

June is National Internet Safety Month - 0 views

  •  
    National Internet Safety Month is an opportunity to increase awareness about the risks we and our families face on the Internet. It is also a perfect time to promote information and resources to help us stay safe online. Site includes tips for staying safe online.
Anne Bubnic

Password checker - 0 views

  •  
    Do you use strong passwords? Password Checker can help you to gauge the strength of your password. It is for personal reference only. Password Checker does not guarantee the security of the password itself.
Anne Bubnic

Play It Safe: Hackers use the back door to get into your computer; a strong, well-chose... - 0 views

  • For the home user, however, password safety requires more than on-the-fly thinking. Pacheco suggests a system built around a main word for all instances. The distinction is that the name of the site is added somewhere. For example, if the main word is "eggplant," the password might be "eggyyplant" Yahoo, "eggplantgg" for Google or "wleggplant" for Windows Live. He suggests listing the variations in an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Hackers rely on a lot of methods. Some, Rogers said, employ "shoulder surfing." That means what it sounds like -- looking over someone's shoulder as that person is typing in a password
  • The type of hardware being used can be a clue, said Rogers, a senior technical staffer in the CERT Program, a Web security research center in Carnegie-Mellon University's software engineering institute. It's easy to find a default password, typically in the user's manual on a manufacturer's Web site. If the user hasn't changed the default, that's an easy break-in.
  • ...3 more annotations...
  • Other people use easy-to-remember passwords. Trouble is, Rogers said, they're easy-to-guess passwords, too. Good examples of bad passwords are your name, your family's names, your pet's name, the name of your favorite team, your favorite athlete or your favorite anything
  • Most of the password hacking activity these days goes on at homes, in school or in public settings. These days, many workplaces mandate how a password is picked.
  • The idea is to choose a password that contains at least one uppercase letter, one numeral and at least eight total characters. Symbols are good to throw in the mix, too. Many companies also require that passwords be changed regularly and that pieces of older ones can't be re-used for months. And user names cannot be part of the password. Examples: Eggplant99, 99eggpLanT, --eggp--99Lant. For the next quarter, the password might change to variations on "strawberry."
  •  
    Password security is a big deal, and if you don't think it is, then someone might be hacking into your computer even as you read this. A strong password isn't foolproof, but it proves that you're no fool. And it might protect you from compromised data, a broken computer or identity theft. Your bank account, your personal e-mails and lots of other stuff are at risk with weak passwords.
Anne Bubnic

Password generator - 0 views

  •  
    Generate strong passwords with a free password generator program.
Anne Bubnic

Netsafe: NetBasics Animations - 0 views

  •  
    Launched in April, the award-winning NetBasics site from New Zealand is composed of 10 highly entertaining flash animations following the travails of the Jones family as they negotiate their way around the Internet. The series includes a collection of good and bad characters in fictional adventures that engage users while they deliver a serious message about the security threats we face every day online.
Anne Bubnic

Teen Harrassed By Older Men After MySpace Page Hacked - 0 views

  •  
    Latest story of an 8th grade student being harassed online after giving her password to some friends. After a falling out, they sabotaged her MySpace page, changed her password info and proceeded to post sexually provocative information.
Anne Bubnic

Passwords Are Like Underwear [Poster Program] - 0 views

  •  
    Developed by the IT Dept at University of Michigan, this series of five clever posters gets users to remember and adopt a few basic principles of password security. You can order copies off of their web site.
Ziggy U

Does your password pass the test? - 0 views

  •  
    Do we all need to be that careful about our passwords? Probably not. But passwords are one of the web's most important security tools. Whether it's for your Google account, your banking center, or your favorite store, choosing a good password and keeping it safe can go a long way toward protecting your information online.
  •  
    Advice from Google engineers on generating secure passwords.
1 - 16 of 16
Showing 20 items per page