E-Safety/Safe Passwords

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Lesson Objectives[edit]

  • Understand what makes a strong password
  • Understand why you need to have separate passwords for every website/service you use.
  • Know how to create a password safe using Word


Starter[edit]

Here is some information about Ali:

  • Ali was born on 1st Jan 2001
  • Favourite football team is United FC
  • Pet dog is called Scamp
  • Favourite food is pasta
  • Mobile number is 01777 123456

Ali has created a password for a FaceBook account, relating to something above.

  • Write down a list of passwords Ali might have used
  • Should Ali be on FaceBook?
  • Why should Ali NOT use any of the above as a password?


Answers[edit]

There are many possible passwords that relate to your name/location/DOB/hobbies

No – Too young!

Passwords should not relate to information that is publicly available on your profile page, which is often visible to other people.

Demonstration[edit]

A good password is hard to crack (guess/hack) but easy to remember!

One easy technique is to come up with an easy to remember phrase and then reduce it to intials and numbers:

Take the phrase:

Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden

Now substitute the and for & or + and substitute the to for a number 2

Wisdom is not like money 2 be tied up & hidden

Now take the first letter only

winlm2btu&h

Now add some capitals - the first letter at least can be a capital

Winlm2btu&h

Task 1: Strong password tips[edit]

Password Worksheet[edit]

IMPORTANT :: Do not use any passwords that you are already using for your answers 'For each of the following techniques, create 2 different passowrds'

Eg Use Letters and Numbers: l3m0nad3 / lemonade2934

  1. Use letters and numbers
  2. Use a minimum of 8 characters
  3. Don’t use personal information
  4. Use characters like brackets
  5. Use a mixture of capitals and lower case letters
  6. Use a sentence / song lyric instead of a word
  7. Only use the first letters of that sentence
  8. Use different languages

Using examples from above think of suitable passwords to use for the following: (again, not ones that you currently use)

  1. A Social Network account
  2. A games website
  3. An email account

Create a super password using as many of the above techniques as you can

Task 2: Creating a password safe[edit]

Questions for student discussion:

  • Why is it good to have a different password for each account you have?

Creating a password safe can help to remember multiple passwords.