Passwords and You CREATING AND MAINTAINING SECURE PASSWORDS

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Passwords and You CREATING AND MAINTAINING SECURE PASSWORDS </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> What is a password? A secret word or phrase that must be used to gain admission to something. A string of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, or system. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Why do I need a secure password? Passwords are the key to your digital life. Passwords secure vital information such as: Date of Birth Address Mothers Maiden Name Bank details Your entire identiy </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Why do I need a secure password? Dictionary passwords are easy to crack. Do not use them. Do not write your password down and stick it to your computer, monitor, under your keyboard. Use a Mnemonic or a password manager to keep track of your passwords </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> How to create a secure password Use a mixture of the following Capitals and lower case M1xture 0f l3tt3r5 numb3r$ &amp; $ymb0|$ Do not use kids names, pets names, their dates of birth, your address, grandkids names, parents names etc.. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> What is a passphrase A passphrase is a sequence of words or other text used to control access to a computer system, program or data. A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but is generally longer for added security. Passphrases are often used to control both access to, and operation of, cryptographic programs and systems. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> How to make a passphrase Method number 1 Create a sentence that you can remember. I like Friday the 13 th ! </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> How to make a passphrase Method number 2 I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every Tuesday for the month. IwaPB&amp;Jet4tm </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Use a password hierarchy 1. Email (Used to reset and control all other usernames and passwords. This password should not be used anywhere else.) 2. Banking (These passwords should be their own and not used on sites with lower security) 3. Entertainment (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, internet forums) </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Adding to the hierarchy Using the site name to increase your security Youtube - ilikefridaythe13th!yt Twitter Ilikefridaythe13th!TR Facebook Ilikefridaythe13th!fb </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> So many passwords so little time Password managers are great to keep track of passwords Should be encrypted Use a master password to keep your other passwords Should have a cloud backup Better than writing them in a password book (Never a good option) </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Password managers Keeper keeps your passwords and digital files for you. Encrypted and offers a cloud backup. https://keepersecurity.com/ https://keepersecurity.com/ Dashlane keeps your passwords for you. Will go out and change your passwords on your request. It will autofill passwords on sites for you. https://www.dashlane.com Passwordbox - keeps your passwords. Offers a digital heir feature if something were to happen to you your information would be obtainable by someone else. https://www.passwordbox.com/ </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Questions? </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Thank you for attending If you have any questions please contact me Ammar L. Ammar aammar@uthsc.edu 901-448-2163 Or email itsecurity@uthsc.edu </li> </ul>

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