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Title: Passwords and Password Etiquette


1
Passwords and Password Etiquette
  • MGS 3040-04
  • Chapter 1 pg 5a - Guides
  • By Maribel Quinones

2
What is a Password?
  • A form of secret authentication data that is used
    to control access to a resource
  • The password is kept secret from those not
    allowed access, and those wishing to gain access
    are tested on whether or not they know the
    password and are granted or denied access
    accordingly

3
What is a Strong Password?
  • Has seven or more characters
  • Does not contain your user name, real name, or
    company name
  • Does not contain a complete dictionary word, in
    any language
  • Is different from previous passwords you have
    used
  • Contains both upper and lowercase letters,
    numbers, and special characters

4
How to Create a Strong Password
  • Be creative and make it fun
  • Build your password with the first or last
    letters from a favorite phrase, poem, title,
    song, or something else significant to you.
  • Change some of the letters to uppercase, numeric
    or punctuation characters

5
Examples of a Good Password
  • Y_at_nK33
  • Ilt3d_at_wgs
  • Annive

6
What are Passwords used for?
  • Cell Phones
  • ATM
  • Websites
  • Email
  • Home Security Devices
  • Databases
  • Logging into Computer Accounts
  • Cable TV

7
Proper Password Etiquette
  • Dont share passwords with friends, family, or
    anyone else
  • Dont let others look over your shoulder as you
    type your password
  • Dont write down passwords
  • Dont store passwords in a file on the computer
    system or PDA
  • Change passwords often

8
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