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					Creating Passwords


  Tech 7
Why Use Passwords?
 Crucial in keeping your personal
  information confidential
 Used to keep your computer system
  secure
 To keep others from stealing from
  you
   Including identity theft
Strong Passwords
 Cannot be easily guessed, easy for you
  to remember, kept private
 Only shared with parents/guardian
 At least 14 characters long using
  numbers, letters, and symbols
   For school, should be at least 6      Not
                                       allowed:
 Not written down if possible          Spaces
 Can be typed quickly                 @‘?+:
 Strong and Memorable . . .
 Take a phrase you will remember, for
  example,
   "My dog will be 3 years old on June 5th."
 Use the first letter of each word to
  make a password:
   mdwb3yooj5
 Strong and Memorable . . .
 Mix it up by capitalizing some letters
  and leaving others lowercase:
   Mdwb3yooJ5
 Add symbols in the place of some
  letters:
   Mdwb#yooJ5
Strategies to Avoid
 Sequences or repeated characters
 Using only look-alike substitutions of
  numbers or symbols
 Your login name or real name in any
  form
 Other personal info (phone #, address,
  etc)
Strategies to Avoid
 Dictionary words in any language
 Use more than one password
  everywhere
 Using online storage
Never . . .
 Send you password via email
 Use important passwords in public
  places
 Share your password with anyone
  except your parent/guardian
   or teacher for school-related
Change Your Password
 Regularly
 If or when you feel it has been
  compromised

 If not sure HOW to change your
  password, use the help system or ask
  someone in charge
Password Strength
 To check the strength of your
  password, go to Microsoft's password
  checker.
Works Cited
 http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yo
  urself/password/create.mspx
 www.NetSmartzKids.org\

				
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