Cyber Security Awareness
MSAD60 cyber security training materials
It's easier than you think for someone to steal your password
Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen:
Using the same password on more than one site
Downloading software from the Internet
Clicking on links in email messages
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Create a strong passwords
A strong password helps you:
Keep your personal info safe
Protect your emails, files, and other content
Prevent someone else from getting in to your account
Meet password requirements
Your password can be any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols (ASCII-standard characters only). Accents and accented characters aren't supported.
You can't use a password that:
Is particularly weak. Example: "password123"
You've used before on your account
Starts or ends with a blank space
Follow tips for a good password
A strong password can be memorable to you but nearly impossible for someone else to guess. Learn what makes a good password, then follow these tips to create your own.
Make your password unique
Use a different password for each of your important accounts, like your email and online banking.
Reusing passwords for important accounts is risky. If someone gets your password for one account, they could access your email, address, and even your money.
Tip: If you have trouble remembering multiple passwords, learn how to use a tool to manage your saved passwords.
Make your password longer & more memorable
Long passwords are stronger, so make your password at least 12 characters long. These tips can help you create longer passwords that are easier to remember. Try to use:
A lyric from a song or poem
A meaningful quote from a movie or speech
A passage from a book
A series of words that are meaningful to you
An abbreviation: Make a password from the first letter of each word in a sentence
Avoid choosing passwords that could be guessed by:
People who know you
People looking at easily accessible info (like your social media profile)
After you create a strong password, take steps to keep it safe.
Hide written passwords
If you need to write your password down, don’t leave it on your computer or desk. Make sure any written passwords are stored somewhere that’s secret or locked.
Manage your passwords with a tool
If you have trouble remembering multiple passwords, consider using a trusted password manager. Take some time to research the reviews and reputations of these services.
You can also use your Google Account to save passwords for you.
Can you spot the Phish?
Don't Get Hooked by Phishing
Phishing is the process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity using bulk email which tries to evade spam filters.
Emails claiming to be from popular social web sites, banks, auction sites, or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. It’s a form of criminally fraudulent social engineering
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