3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 8:51 PM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

How do you choose a safe password?

Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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Have you tried teaching your child how to create a strong password?  It's very important that everyone knows how to create a safe password to protect your personal information or reduce the risk of having an account compromised.  View this video to learn more about choosing a good password.

 

 

 

 

Did you check your password at the end of this video to see if it passed the test of being a good selection? 

 

Do you have additional tips for creating Internet passwords?

 

Are there other suggestions you have for teaching your children how to protect their personal information on the Internet?

 

Lynne

  • Re: How do you choose a safe password?
    cmuller Novice
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    Hi Lynne,

     

    Thanks for sharing this video on passwords.  It was very interesting! 

     

    Cmuller

  • Re: How do you choose a safe password?
    mabell New User
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    I agree...great video! However, it's hard to remember all those passwords without writing them down somewhere. Aside from a password that works on one site not being okay on another, isn't it bad to use the same one for many sites? Wouldn't that make it more likely to be "cracked?"  Interesting topic and something of concern for us all!

  • Re: How do you choose a safe password?
    Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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    Hi Donna,

     

    I agree that having multiple passwords can be challenging especially when you have to remember which password goes with which website login.  I don't know specific statistics, but I would assume that using the same password repeatedly could potentially make it easier for a hacker to crack your code.  I like websites that require a site key in addition to a password.  That adds an extra layer of security. 

     

    I use very unique passwords for sites where I have to provide financial information.  For free websites that I use for teaching purposes, I'm more likely to repeat passwords.  I'm not sure that's a good or a bad thing.  As a technology consultant, with so many passwords I could envision spending the whole day trying to remember how to access a site.  At least most websites provide questions as clues. I do not store my passwords in my computer or have sites remember my passwords. 

     

    There are some additional tips for creating good passwords in another discussion in the Community.  I recommend that you check out What are some tips for creating great passwords? located in the Online Tools for Educators group.  You may also want to join that group and share in their discussions.

     

    I'm glad you liked the video.  I'll be interested to read how other Community members answer your question.

     

    Lynne

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